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Reference WISTON
Covering dates c1200-1967
Held by West Sussex Record Office
Extent 30 series
Source of acquisition Deposited by Mr John Goring
Creators Shirley family of Wiston, Sussex; Sherley family of Wiston, Sussex; Fagg family of Wiston, Sussex; Fagge family of Wiston, Sussex; Goring family of Wiston, Sussex
Arrangement The arrangement of my own catalogue calls for some explanation. When the final disposition was begun in 1966 much of the material had already been tentatively arranged with two draft, but incomplete, catalogues; this has meant that the final arrangement, having been inherited by me at a certain level of completion, has not been carried out in the light of a synoptic view of the whole collection, with the result that some sections of the private and estate papers have not been arranged entirely as one might have wished if this extensive preliminary work had not been done. It will be seen that the title-deeds are catalogued first, which is not the normal practice, but this arrangement was unavoidable. In the matter of the records themselves, there is some confusion, inevitably, over the spelling of surnames, particularly Fagg(e) and Gor(e)ing(e). Rather than impose an artificial orthography, which would mean, in some early and important documents, a deliberate mis-transcription, it was thought advisable to spell the surnames as they are written. The variations in spelling are collected in the index under the particular name.
The system of cataloguing among the title-deeds is as follows: deeds earlier than 1600 are calendered, that is to say every place and name (including witnesses), and every point of interest is recorded. Deeds between 1600 and 1700 are also individually listed, but with a little less detail. Deeds later than 1700 are catalogued in a purely narrative form if they are with related deeds of the same property. This may be an unusual departure from standard practice in a catalogue of this size but it represents an extension of recent experiments in cataloguing technique made in the West Sussex Record Office. The value of a narrative entry is hardly disputable. It is easier to understand a sentence than a vertical list which interrupts the eye with a variety of punctuation, gaps and legal formulae. It must also be recognised that even in an original bundle the archivist can be faced with discrepancies between deeds or a hiatus in the continuity of title. Under orthodox cataloguing method this must be explained by [sic], or a footnote, or even, in difficult cases, ignored in the rather self-righteous hope that the student will realise it is the deeds and not the archivist who is at fault. A narrative entry allows a simple statement of illogicalities to be included in the text and it is rarely that a footnote need be used, except in the drawing of a comparison. Furthermore, in a collection of title-deeds of this size it is difficult to see how any other more detailed form of catalogue entry could be justified.
The result of this system is that a few very big bundles, with deeds from say WISTON/1550 to WISTON/1850, will contain all three ways of cataloguing, with the bulk of the entries in narrative. But with the description of the property always at the head of each related group of deeds, and with short rules acting as divisions between properties which are unrelated, there seems no reason why confusion should arise.

Administrative history:
At this point it will be constructive to mention the three families who have held Wiston since the late Middle Ages. The estate descended to Sir Ralph Shirley in 1440 on the death of his mother, Beatrix (widow of Sir Hugh Shirley), and continued in his family for two centuries, in which time the estate became incumbered with debts to the Crown, mainly through the escapades of Sir Anthony, Sir Robert and Sir Thomas Shirley, the famous Elizabethan adventurers. This Sir Thomas Shirley, who sold the estate, had a son, also Sir Thomas, who ran into further trouble through his royalist leanings. Wiston was bought by John Fagg(e) of East Hoathly in 1649 for £6870 (see no. WISTON/3658), but the alienation by Sir Thomas Shirley, snr., was contested in the celebrated law suit, Shirley v. Fagg, which established the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords in cases of equity. The estate came to the Gorings in 1743 when Elizabeth Fagg(e), one of the heiresses of Sir Robert Fagg(e), her brother, married Sir Charles Matthew Goring as his second wife.
The Gorings are an old Sussex family. They had become established at Burton by the 15th century and it was the children of Sir William Goring of Burton, in the time of Henry VIII, who established other branches of the family elsewhere in the county. From his eldest son, Henry, descended the Gorings of Highden and eventually Wiston; from the second son, George, descended the Gorings of Ovingdean and of Danny in Hurstpierpoint. There were many distinguished Gorings, notably the two ardent royalists, George Goring, 1st Earl of Norwich, and his eldest son, known as George, Lord Goring, but they are really outside the scope of this catalogue. It is not necessary in this introduction to enlarge on Wiston as a property or the Gorings as a family. This has already been adequately done in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. V, pp. 1-28, which traces the descent of the property from Ralph, who held it, at the time of Domesday, of William de Braose. A more detailed and less discoursive examination of the descent is in no. WISTON/5972 of the Wiston archives; this exhaustive, informed and reliable description of events, interspersed with pedigrees, notes on the architecture of the house and arrangement and decoration of its rooms, biographical notes on members of the Fagg(e) and Goring families and extracts from documents was compiled by Captain Francis Goring. It is to this type-written volume that a student examining the history of the property should first refer. The work has already gained some archival value in itself as being an eye-witness account of what the house was like in 1943.
It is now fitting to pay tribute to the work of Captain Francis Goring, the uncle of the present owner of Wiston estate. His 'Family Tree of Goring', (see no. WISTON/5969) the fifteen volumes of catalogues of deeds (no. 5968), the typescript schedules of contents of boxes (nos. WISTON/5962-7) and the manuscript catalogues of other papers (no. WISTON/5971) represent advanced scholarship at a time (1933-7) when modern archival techniques were embryonic. The preface to Captain Goring's 'Family Tree. . .' lists 23 original sources consulted before the compilation of the pedigrees.

Contents:
THE importance of this collection to the history of West Sussex is explained by the geographical position of Wiston Park. Full documentation is now available to a portion of Mid-Sussex between Storrington in the west, Steyning in the east, West Grinstead in the north and Findon in the south, an area which (apart from some small overlap) is not covered by another major collection.
The nature of the archives requires comment. The great wealth of the collection lies in the title-deeds, a class of documents too often dismissed, in favour of more visibly exciting records, as boring and fruitless; in fact they are often the key to relationships between families and give the history of a property, tracing continuity of ownership, changes in appellation or spelling, and variations in the physical size of an owner's land. The five thousand title-deeds which form the bulk of the collection were a joy to catalogue; they range from grants of land in the medieval deeds of Billingshurst in Sussex and Seal in Kent to the sale by exchange in 1869 of the town of Steyning. Most farms in the Wiston area are covered by original bundles of deeds in which every stage of their build-up can be traced. The estate plans form another strong feature of the collection; they are mainly early 19th century, before the medium and large scale Ordnance Survey maps made their production unnecessary. Other good features of the collection are the early wills, some late but useful inventories, important papers on Holland's Charity in Steyning and interesting military documents. The list of the content of this catalogue (pp. iii-vi) shows the wide topographical coverage of the collection and how it spreads out from the caput of the estate.
It is generally true that estate archives are valuable on two levels; as the records show the building-up of the estate they illustrate, at the same time, the history of the locality with which which the records are concerned. It has been shown that this, almost incidental, value has been well represented by the Wiston estate title-deeds, but on the debit side the records do not give as complete a picture of the management and administration of the estate as one might wish; nor do they give much hint of the personalities responsible for the build-up. For instance, there is little private correspondence of the Gorings and none of the Fagg(e)s or Shirleys. Nor are there estate accounts earlier than 1830 and the later ones which have survived are (as students are warned in the catalogue) largely unfit for use, or even illegible, because of damp. The estate correspondence has fared a little better and though some letter-books have obviously been lost, three remain more or less complete and there is a quantity of loose correspondence which has been pieced together in some order. This relatively small collection of letters has had the advantage of catalogue entries more detailed than would have been possible, perhaps, if a greater number had survived. Despite these shortcomings, enough remain of the Wiston estate papers to give a useful picture of 19th century estate administration in the matter of the relationship between landlord and tenant.
There are nearly 400 deeds of properties in Kent and their relevance to the Wiston Estate might not be apparent. They are in the collection because they are papers of the Fagg(e) family, who, from East Sussex and Kent origins, became the purchasers of Wiston following the sequestration of the estate.
Steyning title deeds provide us with full details of about 80 houses in the town during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an unusually fine coverage. Furthermore, many of the Steyning deeds relate to property amassed by the Honywood family and by the 11th Duke of Norfolk in their struggle for parliamentary control of the Borough of Steyning in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Until 1832 Steyning sent two Members to Parliament, elected by the householders (occupiers) within the Borough paying the taxes known as Scot and Lot and not receiving alms, and the more houses a man owned the more votes could he control. The Honywoods ruled the Borough unchallenged until 1790, and their deeds appear as nos. WISTON/6013-6485 below. The Duke of Norfolk contested the elections of 1790 and 1791, and his deeds appear as nos. WISTON/6486-6614. Further deeds, abstracts of title, etc., relating to an apparent compromise between the two sides in 1794 are also preserved: see nos. WISTON/6618, 6619. The rest of the Steyning deeds (nos. WISTON/6620-6842) relate to other property acquired by the Duke after 1794. He later acquired the Honywood estates also, and all these deeds no doubt passed into the Wiston archives when his successor, the 15th Duke, sold Steyning to the Gorings in 1869.



TITLE DEEDS, SETTLEMENTS, WILLS AND MANORIAL DOCUMENTS  [no ref. or date]

SUSSEX: SERIES I  [no ref. or date]

PETWORTH  [no ref. or date]

Assignment of lease, in consideration of £10, from John Goldoke of Didling, carpenter, to Stephen Tebold alias Theobolde of Seal, co. Kent, esq.  WISTON/2107  13 March 1602/3

Contents:
Messuage or house, and 30a. land, meadow, pasture and wood called Worninges at North Chapel 'in the parishe of' Petworth.
Recites original lease, 2 May 1594, from Elizabeth Allen, dec'd., and Peter Allen, her son, to one Michael Kinge.

PEVENSEY  [no ref. or date]

Pieces of marshland  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
There is a slight change in description and acreage over the 200 years covered by the deeds, but the changes are minor, and the description given at the head of the entries is of the property as it finally evolved. Nos. WISTON/2108-2124, which deal also with other properties, are attested copies (1777).
Three, formerly two, pieces of marshland called Battesford (25a. 3r. 36p.) in Pevensey abutting S.E. on other lands called Battesford, N.E. on lands called Kent Lands, W. on lands of John Apsly Dalrymple, esq., S.E. [sic] on highway or droveway from Bucksbridge to Chilley Green.

Deeds  WISTON/2108-2124  1708 - 1775

Contents:
The post-nuptial settlement, 4, 5 Nov. 1708, on the marriage of George Naylor of Hurstmonceux, esq., and Grace, his wife (dau. of Thomas, Lord Pelham of Laughton) involved the above property, as well as the Hundred of Foxearle, the manors of Herstmonceux, Old Court, Gotham, Buckholt and Ingrams, the Castle and Park of Herstmonceux, and thousands of acres of land and marsh in Herstmoncex, Wartling, Bexhill, Pevensey, Warbleton, Hailsham, Dallington, Mayfield, Crowhurst, Northiam, Heathfield, Ewhurst, Peasemarsh and Ninfield (no. WISTON/2108).
Following the will, 23 March 1723/4 (no. WISTON/2109), and codicils, 25 March 1725 and 29 Jan. 1727 (nos. WISTON/2110, 2111) of said George Naylor, all these properties were conveyed, 15, 16 May 1734, by Francis Hare of St. Gregory by St. Paul, London, esq., otherwise called Francis Naylor, only son and heir of Bethiah Hare, dec'd., late wife of Francis Hare, Bishop of Chichester, and only sister and heiress of said testator, to trustees to uses in favour of himself (the said Francis) and his father (the said Bishop) (nos. WISTON/2112, 2113). In order to bar the entail, the said Francis Hare alias Naylor conveyed the properties, 8 Feb. 1742/3, to create a tenant to the precipe (no. WISTON/2114) and a recovery was suffered in that Hilary Term (no. WISTON/2115). There is a settlement, 5, 6 June 1743, on the intended marriage of the said Francis Hare alias Naylor and Charlot Alston of Somerset House, co. Middx., spinster, but the above property (Battesford) is not involved (nos. WISTON/2116, 2117). But it was included, inter alia, in a mortgage by demise for 1,000 years, for £6,000, 23 June 1762, from the said Francis to Thomas Carter of Cork Street, St. James, co. Middx., esq. (no. WISTON/2118), and there are many further charges endorsed. There is a deed to lead the uses of a fine, 25 June 1766, in respect of the property settled in no. WISTON/2116, 2117, and a copy of the fine, Trinity Term 1766 (nos. WISTON/2119, 2120). The above mortgage sum, now amounting to £12,000, was confirmed, 24 Dec. 1770, by the said Francis (no. WISTON/2121), who by his will, 18 May 1771 (no. WISTON/2122), and codicils, 26 Nov. 1771 and 31 July 1775 (nos. WISTON/2123, 2124), devised his estates to trustees for sale to pay his debts.

Further deeds  WISTON/2125-2136  1777 - 1909

Contents:
Following the terms of the said will, the above property (Battesford) only was conveyed, 21, 22 March 1777, to Edward Ades of Sedlescombe, farmer (nos. WISTON/2125, 2126), who entered into a contract, 25 March 1799, for the redemption of Land Tax (no. WISTON/2127). His widow, Mary Ades of Sedlescombe, conveyed it, 6, 7 Dec. 1830, to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd., in consideration of £1,800 (nos. WISTON/2128, 2129). The residue of the above mortgage term of 1,000 years (see no. WISTON/2118) was assigned by John Ades of Brede, farmer, and Mary Ades, now of Bexhill, to Nicholas Waller of Chilland, co. Hants., esq., in trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/2130). The Lord of the manor of Pevensey released his seigniory in 22a. of Battesford, 9 Feb. 1878, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/2131); the latter received a Land Tax Assessment, December 1896, concerning this and his other properties (including Raylands and Great Currey) in Pevensey and there are letters and forms, 1896-1909, relating to his objection to the assessment (nos. WISTON/2132-2136).

Abstract of title of the devisees in trust of Edward Ades, dec'd., for sale reciting 5 Nov. 1708-20, 21 Nov. 1829, and with opinion, 16 Sept. 1830, of T. Partington.  WISTON/2137  1830

Plan scale 40 in. to 1 m., of Battesford, surveyed by Thomas Relfe.  WISTON/2138  4 May 1829

20 x 15

Several parcels of marshland called Wayfeilds alias Wayvills and the Corbetts (32a.) near Horseye Bridge (from 1818, only Corbetts, 6a. 1r. 33p.); Rickney Marsh (9a.) near Rickney Bridge; marshland (2½a.); the Seven Acres (7a.); the Cooks Eye (2a.); all at Chilley in Pemsey (alias Pevensey).  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (lease and release; lease missing) in consideration of £1,040, from William Mittell of Waldron, yeo. (son and heir of Samuel Mittell, late of Waldron, yeo. dec'd.) to Richard Read of Ringmer, yeo.  WISTON/2139  9, 10 Sept 1680

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £950, from John Read of Ashington, yeo., and Mary, his wife, to John Relfe of Newick, butcher.  WISTON/2140  15 Jan 1685/6

Settlement on the intended marriage of John Relfe, jnr., and Elizabeth Copper.  WISTON/2141  22 June 1694

Contents:
(a) John Relfe; (b) John Relfe, his eldest son and heir apparent; (c) Thomas Copper of Cinder in Chailey, yeo., and Elizabeth, his dau., and Henry Berry of Newick, yeo.
(a), in consideration of an estate in lands of the value of £1,000, settled by Thomas Copper, covenants to stand seised of a moiety in the property to uses in favour of (b) and his intended wife, and the other moiety to uses in favour of himself for life, then as for other moiety.

Continuing deeds  WISTON/2142-2156  1712-1832

Contents:
Elizabeth Relfe, widow of John Relfe, jnr., late of Newick, butcher, released her estate for life in the property, 21 June 1712, to her eldest son, Thomas Relfe (no. WISTON/2142), on whose death the lands passed to Thomas Relfe of Ripe, yeo., his only surviving son, who wished to break the entail. There is a conveyance, 12, 13 June 1778, to make a tenant of the precipe (nos. WISTON/2143, 2143A), and an exemplification of a common recovery, Trinity Term 1778 (no. WISTON/2144). Thomas Relfe, and John Fuller of Lewes, butcher (his trustee) mortgaged the property, 9 July 1778, for £1,000, to Richard Comber of Lewes, gent. (no. WISTON/2145), but it was conveyed, 9, 10 Oct. 1780, from Richard Comber, in consideration of £1,000, and Thomas Relfe, in consideration of £1,050, to Joseph Fuller of Waldron, grazier, and Richard Fuller of East Hoathly, butcher, his trustees (nos. WISTON/2146, 2147), and the residue of the mortgage term was assigned 3 Jan. 1783, to Josias Smith of Lewes, gent., to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/2148). Joseph Fuller made contract, 7 Feb. 1799, for the redemption of Land Tax, and there are attached notes of assessment, and registration of contract (no. WISTON/2149). Josias Smith assigned the residue of said mortgage term, 8 Sept. 1817, to William Stace of Berwick, gent., in trust for Joseph Fuller, jnr. of Selmeston, gent. (no. WISTON/2150), who conveyed the property, 1, 2 April, 1818, to John Tompsett, jnr., of Scrag Oak in Wadhurst, gent. (nos. WISTON/2151, 2152). The residue of said mortgage term was further assigned, 2 April 1818, from William Stace to William Owen Stone (no. WISTON/2153). John Tompsett conveyed the property, 27, 28 Sept., 1832, in consideration of £2,085. 18s. 9d., to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd. (nos. WISTON/2154, 2155) and William Owen Stone assigned the residue of said term, 28 Sept. 1832, to Nicholas Waller of Chilland, co. Hants., esq. (no. WISTON/2156).

Abstract, and supplemental abstract, of title of John Tompsett, reciting 22 June 1694-31 Dec. 1817 (with pedigree of Relfe family, 1694-1796) and 1, 2 April 1818-2 April 1818 respectively.  WISTON/2157, 2158  c1818

Five pieces of marshland called Curryer's Marsh, alias the Great Curry Marshes (44a. 3r. 15p.); piece of marshland called Reylan [Railland] Marsh (40a. 0r. 7p.) in Manxey Level; all in Pevensey.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2159-2161  1745 - 1832

Contents:
The above property, inter alia, was included in a deed to lead the uses of a fine, 3 May 1745, between John Apsley of Lewes, esq., and Elizabeth, his wife, and Thomas Friend of Lewes, mercer, and the fine was levied in that Easter Term (nos. WISTON/2159, 2159A; attested copies). The property descended to John Apsley Dalrymple of Gatehouse, near Mayfield, esq., who, in consideration of £200, and £6,500 paid to Emma Esdaile of Clapham, co. Surrey, spinster, his mortgagee, conveyed it, 30, 31 Jan. 1832, to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd.(nos. WISTON/2160, 2161).

Abstract of title of John Apsley Dalrymple, reciting 3 May 1745-6, 7 May 1829.  WISTON/2162  c1829

PLAYDEN  [no ref. or date]

Deed to lead the uses of a fine between (a) John Fagge of Rye, yeo., and Helen, his wife, and (b) Henry Tuttersham of London, grocer; with counterpart.  WISTON/2163, 2164  1 April 1595

Contents:
Tenement, garden, orchard and 4a. pasture in Iden in occ. of Michael Hipworth; 1a. pasture in Playden in occ. of John Mawlle; reversion, after the death of Mary Spilsted, widow, mother of said Helen, in tenement called the Codd with all houses, buildings, yards, orchards and gardens, and in 44a. fresh marsh belonging, in Brensett, co. Kent, in occ. of Edward Jervyse; other (unspecified) estates in Kent and Sussex.
To enure to the use of (a), his heirs and assigns.
Witnesses: Hugh Towse, William Fagge, Alexander Towse.

Final concord (with counterpart), in accordance with nos. WISTON/2163, 2164.  WISTON/2165, 2166  Easter Term, 1595

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £200, from John Battnor of Lewes, woollen draper, to John Fagge of Rye, butcher.  WISTON/2167  20 Jan 1578/9

Contents:
Lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, woods and underwoods (20a.) in Playden.
Witnesses: Lawrence Newton, William Appleton, Lucie Phillips, [and others illegible].
(Abuttals, although given, are illegible because of damp; however, the name John Sharpe of Rye survives.)

Final concord, John Fagg v. John Batnor [sic] and Mary his wife.  WISTON/2168  Easter Term, 1579

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/2167, by different description.

Grant, at the yearly rent of 12d., from Richard Gildford, esq., to John Eston, William Eston and Robert Avan.  WISTON/2169  20 April 1480

Contents:
101a. marshland lately reclaimed from the sea and lying together in Playden 'and other parishes' in Sussex, together with the wall, foreland and marsh lands between the salt bank of the sea and the said marsh, abutting W. on the salt bank of the sea leading from Oxene Verye to the high sea, S. on lands of grantor, E. and N. on lands of the abbot and convent of the Blessed Mary at Robertsbridge.
Witnesses: John Oxenbregge, Henry Walter, John Schodewell, Philip Hezward, Richard Petynden.

Quitclaim from John Wenborne, snr., of Wadhurst to Robert Wenborne of Wadhurst, his son  WISTON/2170  6 June 1545

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to:--
47a. fresh and salt marsh in Playden abutting N. on running salt water called Moreflete, E. on stagnant water late of the abbot of Robertsbridge, S. on land of Thomas Syre and John Eston, W. on water called le Chanell leading from Rye to Appledore; messuage and piece of land (6a.) in Iden late of Richard Avan of Iden.

Final concord. Robert Benett v. Godard White, gent.  WISTON/2171  Trinity Term, 1555

Contents:
4½a. pasture in Playden.

Final concord. John Fowetrell v. Robert Amere alias Mere and Katherine, his wife.  WISTON/2172  Michaelmas Term, 1585

Contents:
Messuage, barn, two orchards, 8a. land, 4a. meadow, 12a. pasture, and 1a. wood in Iden and Playden.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of 'a certain sum', from James Mouncke of Rye, gent., to John Fagg of Brensett, co. Kent, gent.  WISTON/2173  20 May 1611

Contents:
Piece of land (3a.) in Playden abutting N., E., and S. on other lands of grantee, W. on street called Weeke Greene, and in occ. of grantor.

Lease for 8 years, at the yearly rent of £14, from John Fagge of Brensett, co. Kent. esq., to John Crouch of Rye, butcher.  WISTON/2174  2 Feb 1638/9

Contents:
Four pieces of land (17a.) in Playden in occ. of James Crabb.

POYNINGS  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance, in consideration of £445, from the Commissioner of H.M. Woods, Forests and Land Revenues to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston Park; with marginal plan.  WISTON/2175  1 March 1860

Contents:
Parcel of woodland (12a. 3r. 0p.), part of Poynings Common Wood in Poynings, abutting S. partly on turnpike road from Henfield to Newtimber (other abuttals given).

Deed of exchange between (a) trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd.; (b) the Rev. John Goring of Wiston Park; (c) the Commissioner of H.M. Woods, Forests and Land Revenues; with marginal plan.  WISTON/2176  1 March 1860

Contents:
(a) and (b) convey to (c):--
Two parcels of adjoining arable land (2a. 2r. 35p. and 4a. 2r. 14p.) in Woodmancote abutting N. on turnpike road from Henfield to Newtimber and being part of hereditaments purchased by Charles Goring, dec'd., from Richard Gates; crop of 1a. hay in Perching Mead.
(c) conveys to (a):--
Parcel of woodland (14a.), part of Poynings Common Wood in Poynings, abutting S. on road from Henfield to Newtimber (other abuttals given).

PULBOROUGH  [no ref. or date]

Grant from Richard Rownore, son and heir of William Rownore of Pulborough, to John Veske.  WISTON/2177  12 Sept 1447

Contents:
All lands, tenements, rents and services at Rownore in Pulborough and Wisborough Green with the houses, gardens, lands, meadows, mills, fishponds, waters and pools.
Witnesses: Edward Mulle, Edward Meryngde [sic], Thomas ate Hull, Walter Wyllere, Robert Hampstede.
Given at Rownore.

Deed of confirmation of no. WISTON/2177.  WISTON/2178  13 Sept 1447

Deed of covenant for 7 years peaceable enjoyment of property as in no. WISTON/2177.  WISTON/2179  13 Sept 1447

Lease for 7 years, at the yearly rent of 26s. 8d., from John Veske to Richard Rownore.  WISTON/2180  20 Sept 1447

Contents:
All the houses at Rownore in Pulborough, two gardens there called Shepengardyn and Longehawe and parcel of land called Northlond on the N.; messuage and field called le Suthfeld on S. side; meadow called le Holemede, once called Camera, on W. of a hall there, with an easement in the hall, kitchen, granges and stables.
Given at Rownore.

Deed of covenant between (a) William Gaynefford, esq., and (b) Richard Rownore, gent.  WISTON/2181  23 May 1458

Contents:
(b), and Margaret, his wife, will levy a fine in respect of his lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services, with a watermill, in Pulborough and Wisborough Green, to the use of (a), who will then grant to (b) a yearly rent of 40s., the first payment to begin at Michaelmas next after the death of Richard Danell and Isabell, his wife, mother of (b).
(a) will lease to (b) a messuage and garden in Pulborough called Rownores to hold for life, at the yearly rent of 13s. 4d., the first payment to be at Michaelmas next after the death of the said Isabell; the lease will be replaced by a conveyance if (b) should pay 100 marks to (a).
There is a note, at the foot of the deed, to the effect that (a) will discharge for (b) two obligations of £40 with Richard Stapler of Dorking [Surrey]; will pay John Cok of Amberley £3 3s. 4d.; will help (b) to have an end with Richard Danell 'of all maters betwene them'; and will help (b) to have a charter of pardon 'of his outlarie'.

Grant from William Okhurst, John Michelgrove, John Bartelot and John Segrave to William Gaynefford, Nicholas Gaynefford, Thomas Bartelot, esq., William Fagger and Henry Kerner.  WISTON/2182  4 June 1458

Contents:
All lands, tenements, rents, reversions, services, and water-mills in Pulborough and Wisborough Green, the gift of John Brere, clerk, and Richard Rownore.
Witnesses: John Lyle, esq., Thomas Berwyk, Richard Snodenham, John Puttok, John Idesworthe.
Given at Pulborough.

Grant from William Gaynefford, Nicholas Gaynefford, Thomas Bartelot, esq., William Fagger and Henry Kerner to Richard  WISTON/2183  2 Dec 1459

Contents:
Rownore and Margaret, his wife, Richard Danell and Isabell, his wife, and Richard Snodenham.
Property as in no. WISTON/2182, reciting that grant and that John Michelgrove is now dec'd.
Witnesses: John Lyle, esq., Thomas Berwyk, John Puttock, John Idesworthe, John Wode.

Letters of attorney to deliver seisin from the grantors, as in no. WISTON/2183, to Thomas Malle and John Pepyr.  WISTON/2184  2 Dec 1459

Quitclaim from Richard Snodenham of Pulborough to Richard Rownore and Margaret, his wife, and Richard Danell and Isabell, his wife  WISTON/2185  6 Feb 1459/60

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to:--
Property as in no. WISTON/2182.
Given at Pulborough.

Quitclaim from Richard Rownore of Pulborough, gent., to William Gaynefford, esq.  WISTON/2186  4 Sept 1461

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to:--
Lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services once of William Rownore, his father, in Pulborough, Wisborough Green and Billingshurst; [field called Deysefeld crossed out]; croft of land called Cokkescrofte in Billingshurst.
Witnesses: Edward Dawtrey, John Bartelot, Richard Danyell, Thomas atte Hille, jnr., Benedict Brown.
Given at Pulborough.

Bond in 200 marks from Richard Gaynefford, esq., to Thomas Stydolf, esq., to levy a fine, with Margaret, his wife, in respect of lands, tenements, rents and services late of Richard Rowner and sometime of William Rowner, his father, in Pulborough, Wisborough Green and Billingshurst.  WISTON/2187  21 May 1482

Final concord. John Palmer v. Henry Newdegate and Joan, his wife.  WISTON/2188  Michaelmas Term, 1493

Contents:
Messuage, 24a. land, 3a. meadow, 2a. wood, and seven pennyworths of rent in Billingshurst and Pulborough.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £40, from Thomas Stydolffe of Mykclam [Mickleham], co. Surrey, gent., to Richard West of Billingshurst, yeo.  WISTON/2189  14 Feb 1502/3

Contents:
Rowner Mill in Pulborough with mill pond and water coming from the N. and E. sides as far as the grounds of grantor extend; mill ponds to S. and W. of said mill; 40 ft. of land adjoining the ponds.

Grant from Edmund Dawtrey, John Dawtrey of Southampton [co. Hants], Roger Lewkenore, John Ernley, John Dawtrey, jnr., and John Arnold to Thomas Stidolffe and Joan, his wife.  WISTON/2190  24 May 1503

Contents:
Water mill called Rowner Mill in Pulborough with the adjacent pond on N. and E. and the water from those directions which feeds the mill; two ponds on S. and W. of said mill with 40 ft. of land around them; 40a. land or pasture beside the meadow called Holmede on N. and abutting E. on king's highway from Rudgwick to Pulborough.
Appointment of William Tredcroft as attorney to deliver seisin.

Letters of attorney to receive seisin from Thomas Stidolffe and Joan his wife, to John Grynfold.  WISTON/2191  24 May 1503

Grant from John Ernley, Richard Broke, Richard Covert and William Garton, by mandate of Thomas Stidolffe, to Richard West.  WISTON/2192  14 July 1503

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/2190 (except the 40a. land) which the grantors recovered from said Thomas and Joan, his wife, by an action in King's Bench, Trinity Term, 1503.

Lease for 27 years, at the yearly rent of £4 15s. 8d., from Edmund Dawtrey, John Dawtrey of Southampton, Roger Lewkenor, John Ernley, John Dawtrey jnr., John Arnold, Richard Broke, Richard Covert and William Easton, by the desire of Thomas Stidolffe, to Richard West of Billingshurst.  WISTON/2193  15 July 1503

Contents:
Lands, tenements, gardens, rents and services called Rowners and Walters in Billingshurst, Pulborough and Wisborough Green, except the mill, ponds and certain lands lately sold to lessee.

Conveyance, on trust for himself, from Richard West of Billingshurst to Ralph Sherley, John Coke, John Apsley, John Shurley, John Dawtrey of Southampton, esq., John Ernley, Edward Palmere, Thomas Coke, John Dawtrey, jnr., Richard Sherley, Thomas Palmere, John Segrave, gent., John Michell of Stamerham, Richard Bromer, Thomas Portburye, Henry Michell, Richard Michell, John Nalderet, Elias Nalderet, Thomas Hobson, John Grymvile and John at Hill.  WISTON/2194  4 July 1505

Contents:
Watermill called Rownersmylle in Pulborough with access road and 40 ft. of land around the mill pond.

Final concord; with counterpart. John Caryll, John Sherley, esq., Richard Covert, esq., Edward Palmer, gent., William Shelley, gent., John Michell of Stamerham, John Garton, John Segrave, Richard West and Richard Hunt v. Thomas Stydolf, esq., and Joan his wife.  WISTON/2195, 2196  Trinity Term, 1515

Contents:
Messuage 24a. land, 30a. meadow, 30a. pasture, and 20a. wood in Pulborough, Wisborough Green and Billingshurst.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £4 10s. 0d. from Henry Gorynge of Burton, esq., to Robert Humfrey of Pulborough yeo.  WISTON/2197  6 Aug 1578

Contents:
Parcel of land (30a.) and barn called Burdhams in Pulborough in occ. of Richard Pendfold and Richard Bottinge.
Witnesses: John Andrewe, snr., and Thomas Markett 'ye writer'.

Grant from Joan Leedes of Pulborough, widow, to her son and heir apparent, Allan Weste of Pulborough and Mary, his wife.  WISTON/2198  31 Aug 1583

Contents:
Annuity of £15 from messuages, buildings, barns, mills and lands called Rowner and Rowner Mills in Pulborough and Billingshurst, following articles of agreement, 22 Aug. 1583, between the said Joan and William Goringe, esq.; if said Mary survive her husband she will receive only £13 6s. 8d. yearly.
Witnesses: Richard Haredan, Richard Gratwycke.

Bargain and sale, in consideration of £63 6s. 8d. from Allan Weste of Arundel, gent., to John Ede of Wisborough Green, woodbroker.  WISTON/2199  16 Aug 1593

Contents:
142 oaks, the best growing on lands called Rowner and Noreland in Pulborough and Wisborough Green and 4 beeches in Noreland; (reservation of oaks growing in lane from Rowner House to the highway there, eastwards from the said house, and in the hedge of the said land, and one 'greate oke' on the hill on N. side of the way from Rowner House to Rowner Mill, and the oaks in a field, near the said house, called South Feld).
Witnesses: John Biddell alias Potter, John Lutman, John Heddle.

Final concord. Edward Goringe, esq. v. Thomas Butter and Margaret, his wife.  WISTON/2200  Michaelmas Term, 1604

Contents:
Third part of two messuages, two barns, two watermills, 60a. land, 40a. meadow, 60a. pasture, and 10a. wood in Pulborough, Wisborough Green and Billingshurst.

Final concord. Edward Gorynge, esq. v. John Mychell, gent., and Mary his wife.  WISTON/2201  Hilary Term 1604/5

Contents:
Third part of property as in no. WISTON/2200.

Quitclaim from Sir Henry Gorynge of Burton, kt., to Edward Gorynge, esq., his uncle  WISTON/2202  17 Jan 1606/7

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to the following property, and in return for a yearly rent of 18d. issuing from the same premises:-
Barn and arable and pasture lands called Burdhams (36a.) in Pulborough, in occ. of William Hamond (reserving the customs, services and escheats belonging to the manor of Eringeham alias Hardam [Hardham]).

Lease for 15 years, at the yearly rent of £68, from Sir Henry Goring of Highden in Washington, bart., to John Garton of Pulborough, yeo.  WISTON/2203  28 Dec 1678

Contents:
Messuage called Rowner Farm House with barns, buildings, gardens, orchards, gaterooms, backsides and 120a. arable, meadow and pasture; two watermills under one roof and one 'Overshott' mill with all waters, streams, ponds, troughs, flour gates, bays, penstocks and furniture and implements, in Pulborough. Messuage and farm called Little Eaton and Fox Croft (60a.) in Billingshurst.

Lease for 7 years, 11 months and 3 weeks, at the yearly rent of £40, from Katherine Garton of Pulborough, widow, to Thomas Greenfeild of Kensfold [? Kingsfold] in Billingshurst, yeo.  WISTON/2204  24 Sept 1685

Contents:
Messuage called Rowner Farm House with the buildings and 120a. land as in no. WISTON/2203.

RINGMER  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 7 years, at the yearly (total) rent of £22, from Nicholas Page of Worthing [in Broadwater], yeo., to John Acton of Ringmer, yeo.  WISTON/2205  11 Sept 1625

Contents:
Several parcels of land called the South Brooke (14a.), the Harris (2a.), the Neufild (2a.), the High and Low Fields (6a.), the Two Bushiefildes (7a.); 3a. in Enis Furlong, 3a. in Dukland Furlong, 2½a. in West Ashton Furlong, 1a. in the Pole, 3a. at the Hale Gate, 1a. on the Hill, ½a. above the hou-[illegible]; all in Ringmer.
Endorsed, 24 July 1630, with lease for 7 years from John Page to said John Acton of land called Petfeild (2½a.) in Ringmer omitted in error from the above property.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £15 10s. 0d. from John Ellis of Cliffe near Lewes, surgeon, and Mary, his wife, to William Barnett of Laughton, yeo.  WISTON/2206  11 Oct 1725

Contents:
Several parcels of copyhold land called the Brooke (14a.); 3a. in the Ives, 3a. in the furlong called the Dickland, 1a. in the Ivie Pool, all in the Common Laines of Ashton in Ringmer; parcel of land (2r.) called the Newfield and all other lands of lessor in Ringmer.

RODMELL  [no ref. or date]

Grant of dower to Margaret, widow of Godfrey de Redmelde [Rodmell].  WISTON/2207  29 March 1299

Contents:
Third part of the arable lands of said Godfrey in Radmelde [Rodmell] at Northese [Northease], of the fee of John de Benetfeud, that is 1a. being le Northeraker at Hamhakere; third part in Woflidelonde, in Sutherakere, in Northside; third part in the same cultivated land in Northeraker, in Suthside; pasture for 8½ sheep and one beast on the common pasture of Northese; third part of the meadow belonging to the said lands.
Sealed by William Dassaumir, attorney of said John [de Benetfeud] and Walter Marescall, attorney of said Margaret.
Given at Lewes [seal missing].

RUDGWICK  [no ref. or date]

Quitclaim from John Okhurst, brother of William Okhurst of Billingshurst, to the said William  WISTON/2208  4 Oct 1417

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to the following property:--
Lands, tenements, rents and services called Hornesele [Hornshill] in Rudgwick.
Witnesses: William Sedenye, Walter Rede, William Rownore, Richard Gilmyn, John atte Fure.
Given at Billingshurst.

Lease for 22 years, at the yearly rent of 4 capons for the first 13 years, and £5 and 4 capons thereafter, from John Lysle, esq., and Margery, his wife, John Goryng, snr., John Wode, jnr., John Goryng, jnr., and William Shud, feoffees of said John Lysle and Margery, to Richard Shud.  WISTON/2209  20 Dec 1482

Contents:
Lands and tenements called the Hope and Chapers in Rudgwick.
Recites lease for 24 years, from Christmas 1480, at the yearly rent of £5, from William Notyngham, kt., John Cassye and Harry Tracy, esq., then feoffees to the use of said John Lysle, to said Richard Shud who was 'putte. .. oute of possession' by the said John Lysle who had received a grant of the freehold. But the latter then borrowed £50 from the said Richard Shud, in consideration of which he and his feoffes, make the above lease to the said Richard with only a nominal rent for the first 13 years, and with covenant that the lessee may enjoy the profits of the property for that period.

Grant from Ellis Naldrette to John Coper alias Stenyng.  WISTON/2210  21 Sept 1511

Contents:
Lands and tenements called Cosyns, Burnellys and Emys in Rudgwick.

Quitclaim; parties and property as in no. WISTON/2210.  WISTON/2211  27 Sept 1511

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £42, from John Parvysshe of Guildford, co. Surrey, to Richard Couper alias Bocher of Rudgwick, husbandman.  WISTON/2212  24 Sept 1539

Contents:
Lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, woods, rents, reversions and services called Howyckes [Howick], in Rudgwick, whereof crofts of land called the Stone Croft and the Long Croft lie together abutting E. and W. on land of Stephen Gratwyke, N. on garden of Richard Strodewyke; field called the Gretffeld and five crofts of land lie together abutting S.E. on lands called Garlondes, S.W. on Strodewykes Lane; meadow abutting S.W. on river, S. on parcel of meadow called Caveslagge; garden plot (1a.) abutting N.W. on lands of said Stephen, N.E. on lands of said Richard Strodewyke.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £60, from Stephen Gratewick of Greatham to Richard Coopar alias Boochar of Rudgwick.  WISTON/2213  21 June 1546

Contents:
Manor of Howyk [Howick] in Rudgwick, and all the lands, tenements and hereditaments called Howik and all other property, rents, reversions and services of grantor in Rudgwick.

Exemplification of common recovery. Richard Shyrley, esq., Thomas Sherley, Richard Michell of Hyllys and Henry Boyce, by John Michell, their attorney, v. John Gratwyke, jnr.  WISTON/2214  Trinity Term, 1546

Contents:
Manor of Howyk [Howick] and messuage, garden, 20a. land, 10a. meadow, 20a. pasture, 2a. wood and 11s. 8d. worth of rent; 10a. land called Knyghtys and Monkys [Monks]; 4a. meadow and 1a. pasture called Molhoms Mede; all in Rudgwick, Warnham and Billingshurst.
(For connection of Monkys with Knyghtys, cf. A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Sussex, Vol. 1 (1929), p. 158.)

Bond in £200 from John Hole of Chiddingfold, co. Surrey, tailor, to Henry Goringe of Burton, esq., to convey to the latter the manor of Howyck [Howick], with all lands, tenements, rents and services belonging, and all other lands, tenements, rents and services which Richard Hole, late of Kirdford, purchased of Richard Lee, late of Fittleworth, dec'd., called Northe Howycke and South Howycke [in Rudgwick].  WISTON/2215  2 Dec 1565

Conveyance (feoffment), from Richard Cowper alias Stenyng of Rudgwick, yeo., to Richard Naldret, Henry Thayre, Richard Overington and Richard Napper of Rudgwick, yeomen.  WISTON/2216  26 March 1595

Contents:
Part of a wood or grove called Howik [Howick] Wood or Howik Grove in Rudgwick, once of Richard Strudwik and John Strudwik of Wisborough Green abutting S. on lands of Sir John Caryll, W. and N. on lands of Stephen Gratwik, that is, his part of the said Howik Wood, E. on lands now of grantor and late of John Strudwik, of Haffoulde [Hadfold in Billingshurst], called Howik.
Witnesses: John Potter, John Steninge alias Cupper, Thomas Mascold, William Striwicke.

Lease for 21 years, in consideration of £20, and at the yearly rent of £5, from John Shelley of Michelgrove [in Clapham], esq., to Mary Polyng of Petworth, widow.  WISTON/2217  28 June 1610

Contents:
Tenement, lands, meadow and pasture (12a.) in Rudgwick called Kinges Gibbles, late in tenure of [blank] Turnour and Anne, his wife, and now in occ. of lessee.
Endorsed: 'The Hope Writeing'.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £120, from Richard Cooper alias Steninge of Rudgwick, yeo. (son and heir of Richard Cooper alias Steninge, dec'd., also of Rudgwick) to Richard Ireland, snr., of Rudgwick, yeo., and Matthew Ireland, one of his younger sons.  WISTON/2218  21 April 1613

Contents:
Lands, tenements and hereditaments (26a.) called Howick; little wood or grove (1a.) called Howick Wood alias Howick Grove; Howick abuts N. on other lands called Howick now Edward Goring's before Stephen Gratwick's and John Parvishe's, E. on lands of Richard Ireland called Garlands, S. on lands called Cossens and the Mill Land, now [blank] Holland's and before John Carill's, W. on Howick Wood or Grove, of which the said Howick Wood or Grove above is part; Howick Wood or Grove abuts S. on lands of [blank] Holland, sometime John Carill's, W. and N. on other part of the said wood, sometime Stephen Gratwick's, now Edward Goring's, E. on Howick; all in Rudgwick and in occ. of said Richard Ireland by virtue of lease for 'divers yeres', at the yearly rent of £4, from grantor's father.
Also, grant of two annuities of £5, to indemnify against jointure and dower of Margaret and Joan, wife and widowed mother, respectively, of grantor, issuing from the following property:--
Messuage, barn, garden and orchard called Maxfeild and the closes and parcels of land, meadow and pasture called the Greate Field, the Flatt Field, the Three Acres Field, the Seaven Acres Field, the Four Acres Field and the Five Acres Field, all in Rudgwick (36a.) and being the moiety in lands called Mayfeilds [sic].

Bond in £200 from Sir John Shelley of Michelgrove [in Clapham], bart., and Thomas Midlemore of London, gent., to Henry Goring of Okehurst [in Billingshurst] to indemnify the latter against all rents due to William Morley, gent., issuing out of the manor of Hoope [Hope] and the other lands in Rudgwick lately purchased by the said Henry from the said Sir John.  WISTON/2219  20 Nov 1622

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £350, from Henry Goring of Highden in Washington, esq., to Matthew Ireland of Rudgwick, yeo. (one of the younger sons of Richard Ireland, dec'd.).  WISTON/2220  12 April 1630

Contents:
Tenement and farm, and lands, pastures, meadows, feedings and woodlands, with common of pasture, in Rudgwick and Slinfold, late in occ. of Thomas Wakeham.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £155, from Henry Goringe of Highden in Washington, esq., to Matthew Napper of Cranleigh, co. Surrey, husbandman.  WISTON/2221  7 June 1632

Contents:
Messuage, barn, garden and 26a. arable and pasture land called Kenfield in Rudgwick, in occ. of Anne Marten, and reputed to hold of the manor of Hope in Rudgwick, of which the said Henry is Lord of the Manor and accordingly reserves some manorial dues.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), for 'divers. .. valuable. .. consideraions', from Henry Goringe of Okehurst in Billingshurst, esq., to John Overington, jnr., of Rudgwick, butcher.  WISTON/2222  16 March 1634/5

Contents:
Cottage called the Old Shopp and little parcel of ground, as it is now inclosed, on the N. end thereof, in Rudgwick Street, abutting E. on churchyard of Rudgwick, W. and N. on King's highway, and in occ. of Agnes Lewer, widow; subject to rents and services due to the manor of Hope.

Lease for 14 years, at the yearly rent of £50, from Henry Goringe, snr., of Highden [in Washington], esq., Mary Goringe, his wife, and Henry Goringe, his younger son and heir, to Matthew Napper of Rudgwick, yeo.  WISTON/2223  1 Jan 1650/1

Contents:
Messuages, barns, outhouses, stalls and farm, and lands, tenements and hereditaments in Rudgwick called Greate Howicke [Howick] and Little Howicke, in occ. of lessee.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £60, from Henry Goring, snr., of Highden in Washington, esq., to Matthew Napper of Rudgwick, yeo.  WISTON/2224  10 Feb 1671/2

Contents:
Messuages, barns, buildings, gaterooms, orchards and arable, pasture and meadow land (120a.) called Howicke [Howick] Farm; two parcels of land called Kings and Gibbles (40a.), in occ. of lessee; all in Rudgwick.

Articles of agreement between Henry Goring of Wappingthorne in Steyning, esq., and Humphry Jewkes of Petworth, gent., for the conveyance to the latter, in consideration of £600, of the reversion expectant on the death of Sir Henry Goring, bart., father of said Henry, in tenement, farm and lands (140a.) called Hoicke alias Howicke [Howick] in Kirdford [? recte Rudgwick].  WISTON/2225  4 Dec 1684

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £60, from Sir Henry Goring of Highden in Washington, bart., to Matthew Napper of Rudgwick, yeo.  WISTON/2226  10 Feb 1693/4

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/2224.

RYE  [no ref. or date]

Parcel of land (12a.; later 14a.) called King's Field in Rye and Playden.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £50, from John Younge of Rye, yeo., to Henry Gaymer of Rye, jurat, and Robert Gaymer, his son and heir apparent, in respect of a moiety in the above property.  WISTON/2227  1 Oct 1574

Contents:
Witnesses: John Dounynge, Peter Axson, Thomas Frere.

Final concord; with counterpart.  WISTON/2228, 2229  Michaelmas Term, 1574

Contents:
Parties and property as in no. WISTON/2227.

Mortgage, by bargain and sale, for £45, from Richard Younge of Rye, one of the sons and heirs of John Younge, late of Rye, jurat, dec'd., to Thomas Beveridge of Rye, yeo., in respect of a moiety in the above property.  WISTON/2230  10 Dec 1579

Contents:
The land abuts S. on lane leading from the Queen's highway to Brickwell and land of Edward Eston, gent., N. on land of the heirs of Richard Heathe, E. on land of said Edward Eston and land of John Fagge, jurat, W. on land of Thomas Edolphe and land of said heirs of Richard Heathe.
Witnesses: Simon Vale, John Parmynger, Angell Shawe.

Bond in 100 marks on above mortgage.  WISTON/2231  10 Dec 1579

Letters of attorney to receive seisin from Thomas Beveredge to Luke Phillips of Rye.  WISTON/2232  10 Dec 1579

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £52, from Henry Gaymer of Rye, gent., and Robert Gaymer, his son and heir apparent, to John Fisher of Rye, merchant, and Margaret, his wife, for their lives, with remainder to Thomas Fisher, son and heir of Thomas Fisher of Rye, mercer, in respect of a moiety in the above property.  WISTON/2233  27 Oct 1595

Contents:
Witnesses: Thomas Hassould, Thomas Tailor, Thomas Foster.

Conveyance (feoffment). Parties and property as in no. WISTON/2233  WISTON/2234  29 Oct 1595

Contents:
Appointment of Thomas Foster of Iden, gent., as attorney to deliver seisin.
Witnesses to seisin: Robert Horne, Luke Bedford, Thomas Tailor, Thomas Fisher, snr.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £50, from Thomas Beveredge to John Fisher and Margaret, his wife, with remainder to Thomas Fisher, in respect of a moiety in the above property.  WISTON/2235  7 Dec 1595

Contents:
Witnesses: Thomas Foster, Thomas Fysher, snr., Francis Legge, Thomas Tailor.

Conveyance (feoffment). Parties and property as in no. WISTON/2235.  WISTON/2236  15 Dec 1595

Contents:
Witnesses: Thomas Foster, Thomas Tailor, John Fagge.

Mortgage, by bargain and sale, for £100, from Thomas Fisher, jnr., of Rye, merchant, to James Appleton of Rye, merchant.  WISTON/2237  10 Feb 1610/11

Contents:
Recites that mortgagor has claim to the remainder in the above property after the decease of Margaret, wife of Matthew Younge of Rye, yeo., and late widow of John Fisher, one of the jurats of Rye, dec'd.

Final concord. Parties and property as in no. WISTON/2237.  WISTON/2238  Hilary Term, 1612/13

Final concord; with counterpart. Thomas Harris, snr., and Thomas Harris, jnr. v. Richard Harris and Elizabeth, his wife.  WISTON/2239, 2240  Michaelmas Term, 1619

Extent, taken at Rye Guildhall, upon a recognisance in Statute Staple of £300  WISTON/2241  18 Jan 1619/20

Contents:
In respect of the property, as follows, of Thomas Fisher:--
5a. pasture in occ. of Thomas Colbrand, being parcel of 'le Kinges feild' (12a.); moiety in a passage across the water called 'Rye Ferr'; moiety in messuage called Townes Store House; moiety in 32 cottages called the Fish Shoppes; all in Rye.

Deed to declare the uses of the above fine between (a) Richard Harris of Great Chart, co. Kent, yeo., and Elizabeth, his wife; (b) Thomas Harris of Great Chart and Thomas Harris, his son; (c) James Francklyn of Maidstone, co. Kent, esq.  WISTON/2242  6 June 1620

Contents:
The property to enure to the use of (c) and his children by Barbara Twisden, one of the daus. of Thomas Twisden, late of Wye, co. Kent, esq., dec'd., and for want of such issue to the use of his children by Amye Moyle, one of the daus. of John Moyle, late of Buckwell, co. Kent, esq., dec'd., and for want of such issue to the use of Walter and Thomas Francklyn, his sons.

Quitclaim, in consideration of £100, from Thomas Couchman of Hastings, gent., to James Francklyn, in respect of his right and title to the above property.  WISTON/2243  20 July 1620

Assignment of above extent and recognisance, in consideration of £100, from Thomas Couchman to Thomas Carkaredg [sic] of Maidstone, co. Kent, gent.  WISTON/2244  27 July 1620

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £200, from James Franklyn to Richard Thomas of Goudhurst, co. Kent, gent.  WISTON/2245  10 Jan 1629/30

Exemplification of common recovery. Parties and property as in no. WISTON/2245.  WISTON/2246  Hilary Term, 1629/30

Assignment of above recognisance, in consideration of £100, from James Franklyn and Thomas Carkaredge to Alexander Thomas of Lamberhurst, co. Kent, gent., in trust for his brother, Richard Thomas.  WISTON/2247  18 Jan 1629/30

Settlement by Richard Thomas, snr.  WISTON/2248  1 April 1636

Contents:
I Tenement, once inhabited by Richard Ashenden, with barns, stables, stalls, outhouses, buildings, closes, orchards, gardens, lands, meadows, pastures and woods (130a.) near the pillory in Goudhurst, co. Kent, in occ. of said Richard Thomas, snr.; sometime the property of Richard Baker, dec'd., who purchased it of Sir Alexander Colepeper, kt., dec'd., and of Sir Anthony Colepeper, kt., his son; held in capite but formerly part of the priory or monastery of Combwell in Goudhurst.
II Property as at the head of these entries.
I to the use of Richard Thomas, snr., for life, with remainder to Richard Thomas, jnr., of the Middle Temple, London, esq., son of Alexander Thomas; II to the use of Richard Thomas, snr., for life, with remainder to Mark Thomas, jnr., son of Mark Thomas of Rye, gent., another brother of said Richard Thomas, snr.

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £360, from Mark Thomas [jnr.] of Rye, gent., and Caleb Bankes of Maidstone, co. Kent, gent., to John Fagg of Rye, esq.  WISTON/2249  23 Sept 1647

Final concord; with counterpart. Parties and property as in no. WISTON/2249.  WISTON/2250, 2251  Easter Term 1648

Assignment of above recognisance, in consideration of £75, from Alexander Thomas to Herbert Morley of Glynde, esq., and William Hay of Little Horsted, esq., in trust for John Fagg.  WISTON/2252  29 May 1648

Quitclaim from William Toky to Robert Edolf and William Edolf, son of John Edolf late of Rye, dec'd.  WISTON/2253  12 Oct 1538

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to:--
Messuages, lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, feedings, woods, underwoods, marshes, rents, reversions and services in Brensett, Ruckinge, Bilsington, Ivychurch, Brookland, Wittersham, Snargate, Hope All Saints, St. Martin's (New Romney), Fairfield, Benenden, Lydd, Newchurch, Snave, Warehorne, Appledore and Old Romney, all in co. Kent, and in Rye, Iden and Playden in co. Sussex; all late of said John Edolf.
Witnesses: John Eston, Robert Byng, William Goldwyn, Anthony Tuttesham (who wrote the deed), Thomas Proude, Robert Fullmer, John Colyar.

Quitclaim from Margaret Hubert of Rye, widow, to Richard Stacye of Rye, yeo.  WISTON/2254  8 July 1571

Contents:
In respect of her right and title to:--
Tenement with kitchen attached and garden in Le Longherstret in Rye, abutting S. on said street, W. and N. on lands of said Richard Stacey, E. on lands of the heirs of John Pottyn, and now in occ. of said Margaret.
Witnesses: Robert Jacson, Thomas Edollfe, William Gyer, John Holbrock, John Forest, John Hamand, William Bennet.

Quitclaim from Richard Stacie of Westerham, co. Kent, yeo., to John Fagg of Rye, butcher  WISTON/2255  15 June 1575

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to:--
Three messuages, two stables, three closes, and two gardens in Le Longerstreat, abutting E. on tenement and garden of the heirs of John Potten and garden of the heirs of Thomas Birchet, S. on Queen's highway, W. on tenement and garden of the heirs of Edward Kingewood and Robert Carpinter, N. on town walls of Rye; piece of salt marsh in St. Mary Marsh abutting E. on Queen's highway, S. on land of the commonalty of Rye, W. on way leading to Brickwell, N. on land of the commonalty of Rye called Le Mountes; house called a Storehouse at Le Strand near Le Fishemarkett abutting E. on shop of the heirs of Henry Bysshop, late of the heirs of William Wymond, S., W. and N. on land of the commonalty of Rye; all in Rye and already conveyed to said John Fagg by deed, 9 June 1574.
Witnesses: Robert Carpynter, Thomas Colbrand, William Appleton, William Jeffery.

Lease for 11 years, at the yearly rent of £20, from William Fagge of Benenden, co. Kent, yeo., to Thomas Lashenden of Rye, tanner.  WISTON/2256  1 March 1598/9

Contents:
Upland (24a.) in Playden late in occ. of Robert Shawe, now in occ. of lessee, with parcel of salt marsh (8a.) in Playden in occ. of Robert Blackborne; parcel of upland (3a.) called Neweberyes in Rye, in occ. of John Robins; parcel of salt marsh (2a.) in St. Mary's Marsh in Rye.
Witnesses: Robert Convers, James Appleton, Robert Burdett.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £500, from William Fagge of Catsfield, yeo., to John Fagge of Brensett, co. Kent, yeo.  WISTON/2257  28 Jan 1600/1

Contents:
Two tenements, stable, close and two gardens in Rye, in occs. of Adrian Hopper, widow [sic] and Ralph Wood of Rye, tallow-chandler, abutting E. on tenement and lands of William Tharpe and Robert Wood, jurat, S. on Queen's highway, W. on tenement and lands of said John Fagge, N. on town walls of Rye; parcel of salt marsh in St. Mary Marsh in Rye in occ. of Thomas Lashenden, abutting E. on Queen's highway, S. on lands of John Fowtrell, jurat, late of the commonalty of Rye, W. on way leading to Bricke Well, N. on lands late of the commonalty of Rye called the Mountes; field (4a.) called Newberies in Rye near Beggers Hill, abutting E. on Queen's highway, S. on Dodman's Lane, W. on lands of John Fisher, jurat, called the Kinges Feild, N. on lands of said John Fisher and Edward Easton, gent., and in occ. of said Thomas Lashenden; lands, pastures, feedings and woods (20a.) in Playden, abutting W. on Queen's highway from Rye to Weekes Greene, N. on lane from Weekes Greene to Houghton Greene, E. on lands of Robert Gaymer, gent., S. on lands of said Robert Gaymer and lands of said Edward Easton and in occ. of said Thomas Lashenden; piece of salt marsh (12a.) in Playden, sometime of John Sutton of Rye, gent., dec'd., abutting E. on the salt river or channel, N. on lands of the heirs of [blank] Scott, esq., W. on lands of said [blank] Scott and lands of said Edward Easton, S. on lands of said Edward Easton, and in occ. of said Thomas Lashenden.

Conveyance (bargain and sale). Parties and property as in no. WISTON/2257, but the two tenements in Rye are stated to be in 'Le Longherstreet'  WISTON/2258  30 Jan 1600/1
Language:  Latin

Quitclaim, parties and property as in no. WISTON/2257.  WISTON/2259  31 Jan 1600/1

Quitclaim from John Lashenden of Rye, tanner, to John Fagge of Brensett, co. Kent, bailiff of Romney Marsh  WISTON/2260  9 Dec 1608

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to:--
Piece of fresh marsh (2a.) in Iden; fifth part of eight tenements with the barns, stables, tanhouse, buildings, twelve gardens and four closes of land belonging in Rye; fifth part of tenement, barn, buildings and three parcels of fresh marsh (4a.) in Ivychurch, co. Kent.
Recites mortgage of the said properties, 26 Oct. 1607, for £84.

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £84 from John Fagge of Brensett to John Cloke of Staple Inn, co. Middx., gent., and Hamon Bett of Elmsted, co. Kent, yeo.  WISTON/2261  12 Dec 1608

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/2260, but described in detail, and with abuttals; the eight tenements and gardens in Rye are described in particular detail and include a capital messuage late Roger Warfielde's and sometime Henry Minge's, and property once called the Woadhouse; the tenements are in various parts of the town, including Longer Street, sometime called the Conduit Street, and in Middle Street, and outside the Land Gate, or North Gate.

SHIPLEY  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (feoffment) from William Rose of Cheyham [Cheam], co. Surrey, and John Gylmyn, citizen and skinner of London, to Richard Jay, John Ledes, John Burdenyle, Richard Farnfold, and Thomas Knovyle.  WISTON/2262  10 May 1433

Contents:
Lands and tenements and parcel of land called Sloughterland in Shipley, once of Robert Traylever, afterwards of Agnes of Codyngton, and being a gift from Thomas Codyngton, Lord of Codyngton, co. Surrey.
Witnesses: Thomas Grene, William Merlot, John Apsele, Richard Clothall, John Veske, John Pyke, Richard Bradbregge.
Given at Shipley.

Grant from John Hayle, widow of William Hayle of Madehurst, and dau. and heir of Richard Lottnes alias Lottnershe, to John Bawdewyn.  WISTON/2263  7 Sept 1538

Contents:
Lands, tenements, woods, meadows, pastures, feedings, rents, reversions and services in Shipley which descended to grantor on death of said Richard.
With attached letters of attorney to deliver seisin, of even date, from Joan Haile [sic] to Thomas Ludgater.
Witnesses to livery of seisin: William Hobson, Hugh a Dene, William Slater, Harry Unkyll, Robert Truslove.

Lease for 7 years, at the yearly rent of £42, from Henry Goringe, snr., of Highden [in Washington], esq., Mary Goringe, his wife, and Henry Goringe, jnr., his son and heir, to Edward Hilles of Shipley, yeo.  WISTON/2264  6 Jan 1650/1

Contents:
Eighteen closes of land, in occ. of lessee, part of the messuages, barns, stalls and outhouses in Shipley called Sheapards Farm.

Conveyance (lease and release; lease missing), in consideration of £730, from John Fagge of Wiston, esq., to Thomas Sheppard and Elias Blunt, both of Horsham, gents.  WISTON/2265  15, 16 Oct 1658

Contents:
Messuages, farm and lands (72a. 3r. 1p.) in Shipley, sometime in occ. of Richard Hurst, dec'd., and now in occ. of Walter Gatford; messuage, farm and lands (141a. 1r. 19p.) in Shipley called Bennetts, sometime in occ. of Mary Lindley, dec'd., widow of John Lindley, gent., and now in occ. of Walter Covert, esq., all other property demised, 3 Oct. 1647, by Richard, late [2nd] Viscount Molyneux of Maryborough to said John Lindley, dec'd.
The property is subject to (i) a demise, 18 June 1653, for 496 years, from Richard [2nd] Viscount Molyneux, Ellis Cunliffe of London, merchant, John Pynsent of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esq. and Richard Yates of Warnham, esq., to John Bedell of London, esq., who assigned the term to William Dicconson of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, co. Middx., gent., who assigned it to Harbert Morley of Glynde, esq., and John Gratwicke of Eatons [in Henfield] gent., in trust for said John Fagge, who assigned it to Nicholas Sheppard of Horsham, gent., and John Roberts of Cowfold, gent., in trust for said Thomas Sheppard and Elias Blunt; (ii) the said demise, 3 Oct. 1647, for 99 years, at the yearly rent of 50s., to said John Lindley, if George, John and Thomas Lindley, his sons, should so long live.
Recites conveyance (lease and release), 26, 27 June 1655, from Sir Caryll Molyneux [3rd] Viscount Molyneux, John Wood of Shipley, gent., and Nicholas Fazakerley of Kirkby, co. Lancs., gent., to said John Fagge.

SLAUGHAM  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £20, from Thomas Brygham of Horsham, miller, to Thomas Awsten of Warninglid in Slaugham, tailor; with counterpart.  WISTON/2266, 2267  8 Dec 1539

Contents:
Parcels of the demesne lands of the manor of Warninglid called the Southebarlond Wood, Clowsham, the Freke, the Marle, the Tawe and Pryours (55a.), on N. of King's highway from Warninglid to Henfield, abutting S.W. on lands of John Peper called Gosden, W. on lands now of Richard Bellyngham, gent., and late of of Sir William Fyllowe, kt., called Dudwyk, N. on the Northbarlond Wood, N.E. on a dike leading from Dudwyk to copyhold lands now of Richard at Wood and late Bartlott's.
Endorsed 'Barlands'.

Final concord. John Brytte v. Thomas Comber and Eleanor, his wife, and John Awston.  WISTON/2268  Michaelmas Term, 1584

Contents:
10a. land and 1a. meadow in Slaugham and Warninglid [in Slaugham].

STEYNING  [no ref. or date]

Bramber Brooks and Spratts Marsh in Steyning, Beeding and Bramber  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The properties are listed separately as descriptions vary and the deeds are early.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £80, from John Hylles of Ashurst, yeo., to Thomas Goffe of Steyning, tanner.  WISTON/2269  18 Feb 1568/9

Contents:
Messuages, lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services called Canons Feeldes, late of John Wolger; croft or field (6a.) adjoining, lately hedged and inclosed, all in Steyning, late of Richard Pellette of Charleton, gent., and purchased, inter alia, 10 March 1565/6, by said John Hylles of Thomas Barnard of Steyning, draper.
Witnesses: Richard Wolf, John Randall, Edward Parson jnr., James Stondred, Thomas Smythe, George Wilkinson, Robert Hampton.

Final concord. Thomas Goff v. John Hilles and Joan, his wife.  WISTON/2270  Michaelmas Term, 1571

Contents:
Messuage, 6a. land, 6a. meadow and 6a. pasture in Wappingthorne and Steyning.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £40, from John Patchinge of Steyning, yeo., to Thomas Goffe of Steyning, tanner, John Goffe and John Lane.  WISTON/2271  22 Jan 1572/3

Contents:
Parcel of meadow (5a.) adjoining Bramber Castle in Steyning abutting E., S. and N. on lands in occ. of Dorothy Lewknor, widow, W. on Queen's highway to King's Barn.
Witnesses: William Smythe and William Tailler. Endorsed 'Spratts Marsh'.

Conveyance (bargain and sale); as no. WISTON/2271, but there is no consideration money stated specifically, John Goffe and John Lane are omitted, and the property is called Spratts Mersh, inclosed by hedge and ditch.  WISTON/2272  30 June 1574

Contents:
Witnesses: Thomas Tailler, William Tailler (who wrote the deed).

Quitclaim; parties and property as in no. WISTON/2272.  WISTON/2273  30 June 1574

Bond in £80; parties as in no. WISTON/2272.  WISTON/2274  30 June 1574

Final concord. Thomas Goffe v. John Patchynge and Ann, his wife.  WISTON/2275  Easter Term, 1579

Contents:
12a. land and 5a. meadow in Steyning.

Quitclaim from Alse [sic] Cooke of Steyning, widow, dau. of Thomas Goffe, late of Steyning, tanner, dec'd., to John Gratwicke of Woodmancote, yeo., and Sarah, his wife  WISTON/2276  31 March 1593

Contents:
In respect of her right and title to:--
Pieces of land called Cannyns Croftes (12a.) and Sprats Mershe (5a.); field (10a.) called Couldwaltame; tenement called Prickloves House, with the barn, garden and backsides belonging, in occ. of John Goffe; tenement in occ. of John Chase; all in Steyning.
Witnesses: John Parson, John Davemport, John Holdernes.

Conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year attached), in consideration of £600, from Sir Peter Richant of Aylesford, co. Kent, kt., Peter Richant, esq., his son and heir apparent, Walter Artson of London, merchant, and John Aston of London, gent., to George Luxford of Stuckles in Hurstpierpoint, gent.  WISTON/2277  1, 2 May 1651

Contents:
Several parcels of land, meadow, pasture and saltmarsh, sometime parcel of the demesne lands of the Manor of King's Barn (32a. 2r. 27p.), as follows; the Castle Brooke alias Bramber Brooke (17a. 0r. 21p.); the other part of the Castle Brooke (9a. 0r. 3p.); the saltmarsh thereunto adjoining (6a. 2r. 3p.); all in Bramber, [Upper] Beeding alias Seale and Steyning and in occ. of Edward Mamings of Coombes, gent., under a lease for 13 years, at the yearly rent of £30, granted Michaelmas 1648.
(The name Mamings is Later written Manings.)

Bond in £800 from Peter Richant, snr., and Peter Richant, jnr., to George Luxford.  WISTON/2278  2 May 1651

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £637 10s. 0d., from Edward Covert of Aberton [Edburton], esq., and Joan, his wife, Samuel Brewer of Staple Inn, London, gent., and Margaret, his wife, and Mary and Elizabeth Luxford, spinsters (which said Joan, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth are four of the daus. and co-heirs of George Luxford, late of Hangleton, gent., dec'd.) to George Killner of Edburton, gent.  WISTON/2279  14 March 1667/8

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/2277, and close of meadow or marsh ground (5a.) in Steyning called Spratts Marsh, under Bramber Castle, and abutting E. N. and S. on Bramber Brooke, W. on King's highway to King's Barn; all in occ. of Edward Peckham.
Covenant to levy a fine.

Final concord (with counterpart), in accordance with no. WISTON/2279.  WISTON/2280, 2281  Easter Term, 1668

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £212 10s. 0d., from William Baldwyn, jnr., of Chichester, gent., and Sarah, his wife (one of the daus. and co-heirs of George Luxford, dec'd.) to George Killner of Newick, gent.  WISTON/2282  10 Oct 1670

Contents:
Fourth part of said Sarah's property as in no. WISTON/2279.

Final concord. George Kilner, gent., and Thomas Willson, clerk v. William Baldwyn, jnr., gent., and Sarah, his wife.  WISTON/2283  Trinity Term, 1670

Contents:
Fourth part of 25a. land, 10a. meadow, 20a. pasture, and 7a. salt marsh in Bramber, Beeding and Steyning.

Deed to declare the uses of no. WISTON/2283, between (a) William Baldwyn and Sarah, his wife; (b) George Killner; (c) Thomas Wilson of Ashurst, clerk.  WISTON/2284  21 Oct 1670

Contents:
Fourth part of property as in no. WISTON/2279 to (b); fourth part of 12a. land in Steyning called Cannons Crofts to (c).

Mortgage, by demise for £1,000 years, for £600, from John Higambottom of Horsham, mercer (nephew of George Kilner, dec'd.), to Henry Napper of Horsham, yeo.  WISTON/2285  20 Jan 1680/1

Contents:
Brooklands or marshlands (40a.) called Bramber Brookes and Spratts Marshe in Bramber, Beeding and Steyning, late in occ. of John Woolger.
The money to be repaid at the dwellinghouse, called the Talbott [inn], of Henry Foyce in Horsham.
Endorsed with assignment, 22 Jan. 1682/3, of residue of mortgage term from Henry Napper to Charles Fagge, one of the sons of Sir John Fagge of Wiston, bart., and at the latter's request.

Conveyance (lease and release; with draft release), in consideration of £300, from Mary Higambottome of Horsham, widow of John Higambottome, to Sir John Fagge of Wiston, bart., and Robert Fagg of Albourne, esq., his eldest son.  WISTON/2286-2288  17, 18 Aug 1681

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/2279, in occ. of William Best.

Tenement, barn, garden, lands and premises (120a.) called Calcott alias Calkett [Calcot] Farm, in Steyning and Ashurst, part of Wappingthorn Manor, in occ. of Thomas Tripp (1677), John Muzzell (1718) and Isaac Muzzall (1762).  [no ref. or date]

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £300, from Henry Goreinge, jnr., of Wappingthorn in Steyning, esq., to John Eversfeild of Charlton in Steyning, gent.; with counterpart.  WISTON/2289, 2290  24 Sept 1677

Assignment of residue of mortgage term from Nicholas Eversfeild of said Charlton, son and exor. of the will of John Eversfeild, dec'd., with the consent of Henry Goring, to Henry Styles of Tarring, mercer; with counterpart.  WISTON/2291, 2292  27 June 1681

Assignment of residue of mortgage term from Henry Stiles of West Tarring, mercer, with the consent of Henry Goring, to John Alford of Offington in Broadwater, esq.; with counterpart.  WISTON/2293, 2294  7 Jan 1684/5

Bond in £600 from Henry Goring to John Alford.  WISTON/2295  7 Jan 1684/5

Conveyance (lease and release), from Charles Goring of Highden in Washington, esq., eldest son and heir of Henry Goring, dec'd., in consideration of £800 paid to John Backshall of [Upper] Beeding, gent., and Mary, his wife, and William Scrase of Steyning, gent. (on behalf of the many creditors [all named] of the said late Henry) to Thomas Michell of Shipley, yeo.  WISTON/2296, 2297  28, 29 Sept 1696

Final concord (attested copy). Parties as in no. WISTON/2297.  WISTON/2298  Michaelmas Term 1696

Assignment of residue of above mortgage term from (a) Charles Goring, John Backshall and William Scrase, and (b) Richard Bridger of said Offington, esq., and Elizabeth, his wife (one of the younger daus. of John Alford, dec'd.) to (c) William Margeson of Ockley, co. Surrey, yeo., in trust for (d) Thomas Michell.  WISTON/2299  7 July 1697

Continuing deeds  WISTON/2300-2314  1710-1779

Contents:
Nicholas Best of Horsham, esq., released, 29 Sept. 1710, his interest in an annuity of £3 2s. 6d. charged on Calcot Farm (part of an annuity of £28 granted, 2 Oct. 1635 [full details given] to Robert Bartlett of London, gent., and charged on the manor of Wappingthorn) to Thomas Michell (no. WISTON/2300) who mortgaged the property, 10 Nov. 1714, to Bernard Chatfield of Steyning, gent. for £220 (no. WISTON/2301). Thomas Michell, jnr. (who was granted the farm under the terms of the will, 28 Oct. 1706 (proved 14 Oct. 1717), of his father (no. WISTON/2302)), assigned the mortgage, 8 May 1718, with said Bernard Chatfield, now of Lancing, to Thomas Uwins of Cuckfield, yeo (no. WISTON/2303) and there is a bond in £900 (no. WISTON/2304). John Michell of Lewes, gent., quitclaimed his interest in the property, 5 Nov. 1718, to said Thomas Michell, jnr., his younger brother (no. WISTON/2305), who conveyed the farm, 23, 24 Dec. 1718, to Robert Heathfield of Dorking, gent., in consideration of £850 (nos. WISTON/2306, 2307); Thomas Uwins assigned the residue of his mortgage term, 15 April 1719, to Robert Wickes of Dorking, co. Surrey, wheelwright, on trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/2308). There is a copy of the will, 11 Feb. 1731/2, of said Robert Heathfield, but the property is not specifically mentioned (no. WISTON/2309). Following a lease, 1 Sept. 1762, for 14 years, at the yearly rent of £33, from James Manwaring of Dorking, gent., to Isaac Muzzall of Henfield, yeo. (no. WISTON/2310), the property was conveyed, 12, 13 July 1779, in consideration of £1,300, from Thomas Manwaring of Cornhill, London, woollen draper (devisee under the will of his brother James Manwaring, who was a devisee under the will of Edmund Heathfield, only son and devisee under the will of Robert Heathfield) and others, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/2311, 2312) and there is a final concord, with counterpart (nos. WISTON/2313, 2314).

Mutilated schedule of title deeds of Charles Goring to the above property.  WISTON/2315  c 1779

Three (later two) parcels of brookland (50a.; later 40a.) called the Eastovers and the Roundeye in Steyning, by 1818 with dwellinghouse, gateroom, barn, stables, gardens and orchards, etc., belonging.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £560, from Sir Edward Bellingham of Newtimber, kt., to Prosper Rainsford of Newhall in Henfield, gent.  WISTON/2316  2 Aug 1627

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £560, from George Raynsford of said Newhall, gent., and Elizabeth, his wife, to Richard Arnold, jnr., of Betchworth, co. Surrey, butcher.  WISTON/2317, 2318  7, 8 June 1653

Contents:
With attached schedule of two unexpired leases granted, 22 May 1650, to Thomas Sewer and John Mercer and, 20 May 1652, to John Butcher alias Piper.

Attested, contemporary copy of settlement, on the intended marriage of Thomas Arnold of Ifield, grazier, and Anne Ladds, only dau. and heir of Thomas Ladds of Croydon, co. Surrey, tanner.  WISTON/2319  9 Nov 1666

Contents:
Thomas Arnold and his brother, William Arnold of Betchworth, co. Surrey, butcher, in consideration of a marriage portion of £1,500, covenant with Thomas Ladds and Christopher Wood of Newdigate, co. Surrey, yeo., to levy a fine to uses in favour of the said Thomas and Anne and their future children, in respect of the above property (called Eastovers only), the manors of Prestwood [in Ifield], Horton [in Upper Beeding] and Bonwicks alias Bonwicks Place [in Ifield] and lands in Warnham, Ifield and Rusper.

Deeds  WISTON/2320-2340  1716-1784

Contents:
The property settled on the said marriage was involved in a deed, 18 May, 1716, to lead the uses of a fine and common recovery (no. WISTON/2320; attested copy) following which, Eastovers and Round Eye were mortgaged, 24 June 1718, by Thomas Arnold of said Bonwicks Place to John Castleman of Reigate, co. Surrey, gent. (no. WISTON/2321), who assigned the mortgage, 6 Aug. 1723, to Richard Martin of Reigate, apothecary (no. WISTON/2322), who in turn assigned it, with bond, 28 April 1725, to John Linfield of Nuthurst, yeo. (nos. WISTON/2323, 2324). There is an undated schedule of 'Some writings belonging to the Estate of Mr. Thomas Arnold. . .', listing deeds as nos. WISTON/2316-2323 (no. WISTON/2325). The said Thomas Arnold conveyed the property, 16, 17 Aug. 1728, to William Foord of Lewes, grocer, and Richard Lintott of Cuckfield, gent., in trust for Elizabeth Turner of Lewes, widow, and John Turner of Lewes, cooper, widow and brother respectively of Seth Turner of Lewes, cooper, dec'd., for the benefit of legatees under the latter's will (nos. WISTON/2326, 2327) and there is a bond in £850 (no. WISTON/2328). John Linfield [jnr.] assigned the residue of the mortgage term, 7 June 1745, to Benjamin Davis of Lewes, carrier, in trust for Seth Turner [jnr.] of Lewes, cooper (no. WISTON/2329). John Turner, jnr., of Lewes, surgeon and Ann Turner of Lewes (only brother and widow, respectively, of Seth Turner, jnr., who was elder brother and heir at law of Sarah Turner, late of Lewes, spinster, dec'd.), and their trustees, conveyed the property, 5, 6 Sept. 1755, to Charles Bridger of Poynings, yeo. (nos. WISTON/2330, 2331), and there is a final concord, with counterpart (nos. WISTON/2332, 2333). Benjamin Davis, now of Hamsey, assigned the residue of said mortgage term, 6 Sept. 1755, to John Dennett of Woodmancote, esq., in trust for Charles Bridger (no. WISTON/2334). On the same day, Charles Bridger mortgaged the property to Edward Stanford of Exceat in Westdean, yeo. (no. WISTON/2335), and the property was conveyed 29, 30 Sept. 1771 (following memorandum of Agreement, 12 June 1771 (no. WISTON/2336)) by Charles Bridger of Portslade, gent., son of said Charles Bridger, and William Stanford of Seaford, gent., brother of said Edward Stanford, to Peregrine Cust of London, esq., while the residues of both the said mortgage terms were assigned in trust to Francis Cust of Lincoln's Inn, esq. (nos. WISTON/2337, 2338). Peregrine Cust of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx., esq., conveyed the property, 28, 29 Oct. 1784, to John Penfold of Annington in Botolphs, yeo., in consideration of £650 (nos. WISTON/2339, 2340).

Further deeds  WISTON/2341-2345  1798-1818

Contents:
There is a copy of the contract, 28 Nov. 1798, for the redemption of Land Tax by John Penfold (no. WISTON/2341), whose surviving sons, Hugh Penfold of said Annington, gent., and John Penfold of Beeding, gent., with others, conveyed the property, 5, 6 March 1818, in consideration of £4,000, and with appointment of shares, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., and the Rev. Richard Constable of Cowfold, his trustee (nos. WISTON/2342, 2343). Besides Eastovers and Roundeye, other properties conveyed were Annington High Fields (26a.) in Steyning, and lands called Strongs alias Stormes Lands (40a.; abuttals given) with a furze field (5a.) adjoining a bye road from Horsham to Steyning, and a green lane, all in Ashurst and called Fellbridge Farm. Also dated 6 March 1818 are a bond of indemnity (no. WISTON/2344) and an assignment of the residue of the two said mortgage terms from Frances, Lady Brownlow, widow of Brownlow, [1st] Baron Brownlow of Belton, co. Lincs., dec'd., who was exor of the will of said Francis Cust, to the Rev. George Wells of Wiston, clerk, in trust for Charles Goring (no. WISTON/2345).

Abstracts of title to the above property and including Fellbridge Farm and lands called College Wood in Ashurst, and [Annington] High Fields, in Steyning, reciting (i) 24 June 1718-6 Dec. 1799; (ii) 23 April 1729-6 Dec. 1806; (iii) 6 Dec. 1817-1 Jan. 1818 and all with opinions or comments of counsel.  WISTON/2346-2348  c1799-c1818

Close or croft of land (5a.) in Steyning (after 1671, field or close of meadow or pasture land (4a.)) called the Bayard(e), but summarised in the abstract and in the sales particulars, as the Beard.  [no ref. or date]

Demise for 1,000 years in consideration of £20, and at the yearly rent of 2d., and 8s. for a heriot, from Richard Pellett of Charlton in Steyning, gent., to Thomas Goffe of Henfield, yeo.  WISTON/2349  3 Oct 1563

Contents:
Witnesses: William Colman, Thomas Holney, Richard Heth, John Scrase.

Assignment of residue of above term, in consideration of £70, from Richard Pellett, snr., of Steyning, yeo., to James Pellett, snr., of Madehurst, clerk, his son.  WISTON/2350  24 Jan 1606/7

Contents:
Recites that Thomas Goffe, in consideration of £29, paid 20 Sept. 1567, assigned the term to Richard Pellett, snr.

Assignment of residue of above term, in consideration of £80, from Anne Pellett of Steyning, widow of James Pellett, late of Steyning, clerk, dec'd., to Francis Pellett of Rotherfield, yeo.  WISTON/2351  16 May 1627

Assignment of residue of above term, in consideration of £77 10s. 0d., from Francis Pellett of Shere, co. Surrey, yeo., to Susan Danyell of Botolphs, widow.  WISTON/2352  3 Oct 1628

Assignment of residue of above term, in consideration of £105, from John Danyell of Botolphs, yeo. (son and exor. of the will, 11 Jan. 1639/40 (proved 8 Oct. 1640) of Susan Danyell), to Thomas Longmer of Steyning, beerbrewer.  WISTON/2353  20 Sept 1653

Assignment of residue of above term, in consideration of ñ681, from Thomas Longmer of Steyning, glover (eldest son and legatee under the will, 22 June 1668, of Thomas Longmer), to Thomas Lidgitter of Steyning, butcher.  WISTON/2354  25 March 1671

Bond in £100 from John Stone and James Pellete, both of Nuthurst, yeomen, to Edward Lukens of Horsham, tailor, to perform covenants in a demise of even date.  WISTON/2355  6 Jan 1687/8

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(This document appears irrelevant but is part of the original bundle.)

Continuing deeds  WISTON/2356-2364  1704 - 1839

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The property was involved in a deed to lead the uses of a fine, 11 Feb. 1703/4, between John Ellis of Thorpe, co. Surrey, esq., and Elizabeth, his wife, and Edward Shelley of the Middle Temple, London, esq. (no. WISTON/2356). Other property in this deed includes the Barrons Commons and Furzifeilds (58a.), heretofore called Stormes alias Strongs Land, in Ashurst, two tenements called the Cross in Upper Beeding, tenement called Weggperry in Cuckfield, the White Horse inn and lands in Steyning, and several tenements, malthouse and two yards 'to build Shipps' in New Shoreham. The Bayard was conveyed 22, 23 April 1713, from Edward Shelley and John Ellis to William Michell of Steyning, apothecary, in consideration of £130 (nos. WISTON/2357, 2358), and descended to Mordaunt Michael [sic], also of Steyning, apothecary. The latter, to discharge his debts, appointed Bysshe Shelley of Steyning, esq., his attorney, and the property was sold by him, 2, 3 Aug. 1762, to John Leggatt of Steyning, butcher (nos. WISTON/2359, 2360). There is a settlement of money, 28 Sept. 1765, on the intended marriage of Peter Leggatt of Steyning, butcher (son of John Leggatt) and Elizabeth Ashley, dau. of James Ashley, dec'd., by Hannah, his wife; Sir Charles Mathew Goring of Wiston, bart., and Harry Goring, his eldest son and heir, are the trustees, but the above property is not involved (no. WISTON/2361). John Leggatt, by his will, 10 Feb. 1784, devised the Bayard to Elizabeth Legatt, dau. of his late son Peter (no. WISTON/2362), and there is a certificate, 4 April 1799, of the contract for redemption by her of the Land Tax (no. WISTON/2363). The property was auctioned, 15 Feb. 1839, and there are printed sales particulars, with contract for sale to William Elliott of Wiston (agent for Charles Goring of Wiston Park, esq.) who was highest bidder at £635 (no. WISTON/2364).
(The property In conveyance of 22,23 April 1713, the property known as The Bayard seems now to be regarded as freehold.)

Abstract of title of trustees of Elizabeth Leggatt, dec'd., reciting 3 Aug. 1762-26 Feb. 1836.  WISTON/2365  c 1836

Parcel of land in Steyning called the Little Bayard (2½a.) abutting E. and W. on lands formerly of Thomas Pellett, N. on lands formerly of John, Earl of Thanet, S. on King's highway from Steyning to Wappingthorne.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2366-2374  1781 - 1844

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The property was conveyed, 5, 6 Jan. 1781, from John Browne of Steyning, gent., and Charles Browne of Storrington, gent., to John Penfold of Botolphs, gent., to the use of Henry Penfold of Steyning, gent. (nos. WISTON/2366, 2367)). Other property conveyed on trust involves another estate in Steyning called the Bayards, consisting of two parcels of land (10a.) but this can be distinguished not only from the Little Bayard, but also from the Bayard (or Beard) in the above bundle. The widow and brother of John Hughes of Pulborough, husbandman, dec'd. (mortgagee of Henry Penfold) assigned the residue of a term of 1,000 years, 1 March 1786, in trust for Richard Penfold of Steyning, surgeon, nephew and heir of said Henry Penfold (no. WISTON/2368). There is a note that letters of administration of the goods of Henry Penfold, dec'd., were granted, 23 Aug. 1786, to Peter Penfold, his brother (no. WISTON/2369). The property passed to Thomas Brooks Penfold of Steyning, who offered it to Richard Woolger, grocer, for £280, and there is a note, 8 Nov. 1843, of the said offer of sale (no. WISTON/2370), an agreement for sale, 9 Nov. 1843 (no. WISTON/2371) and a receipt of the same date for part of the purchase money (no. WISTON/2372). There are attested extracts (1844) from the baptismal registers, 1715 and 1721, of Broadwater, relating to Richard and Henry, sons of John and Ann Penfold (nos. WISTON/2373, 2374).

Abstracts of title of Thomas Brooks Penfold reciting 5, 6 Jan. 1781-10 June 1840 (with schedule, 23 Jan. 1639/40-17 April 1778) and 5 Jan. 1782-1 March 1786.  WISTON/2375, 2376  c1786,c1840

Tenement, backside and garden in Steyning  [no ref. or date]

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Abutting S. on King's highway from Steyning to Wiston, E. on small croft of land of Mr. Eversfeild (c.1700), N. and W. on Common Field of Steyning called the Bayard; until 1725, with barn and gates, also in Steyning, abutting N. and E. on the same highway, S. on tenement and backside, sometime of William Plumm, then (in 1693/4) of John Hudson, snr.; from 1837 the property is described as tenement (lately occupied by the Guardians of Steyning Union as a workhouse), shed, backside and garden, and there are three cottages 'lately erected. .. by. .. Richard Page on part of the. .. garden and premises' after 1840.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £80, from Edward Fussell of Steyning, glover, and Edward Godsmarke of Wyckham in Steyning, yeo., to William Clarkson of Steyning, innholder.  WISTON/2377  23 Oct 1640

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £80, from Elizabeth Clarksson, widow of William Clarkeson [sic], to Edward Fussell of Steyning, glover.  WISTON/2378  3 Aug 1646

Conveyance (bargain and sale), for nominal consideration, from Elizabeth Lidgitter of Steyning, widow (dau. and heir of Edward Fussell, dec'd.), to Edward Sharpe of Steyning, husbandman, her eldest son and heir by William Sharpe, her late husband, dec'd.  WISTON/2379  30 Jan 1693/4

Deeds  WISTON/2380-2392  1710-1849

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Edward Sharp of Southwick, yeo., mortgaged the property (with bond), 29 Sept. 1710, to Thomas Lidbitter of Magdalen [Maudlin] in Bramber, for £100 (nos. WISTON/2380, 2381), and, when the mortgage sum was not repaid, released his equity of redemption, 28 July 1725 (no. WISTON/2382). Thomas Lidbetter [sic] conveyed the property 23, 24 June 1729 [lease for a year missing] to Henry Chatfeild of Steyning, carrier, and John Peto of Steyning, bricklayer, both churchwardens, in trust for the parishioners of Steyning, and in consideration of £80 (no. WISTON/2383). There are bonds, 24 June 1729, to indemnify against dower of Elizabeth Lidbetter (no. WISTON/2384) and for repayment by the said churchwardens, and by John Eade and James Puttuck, supervisors of the poor of Steyning, of £100 to John Mathews of Steyning, clerk (no. WISTON/2385). The property was used as a workhouse until conveyed, 16 Aug. 1837, to Richard Page of Steyning, cooper, in consideration of £150 (no. WISTON/2386). He mortgaged it, 21 Sept. 1840, with the three cottages now added, to Henry Harwood of Ashington, miller, and Edward Luckin of Wiston, farmer (no. WISTON/2387), and there is another mortgage, 9 Feb. 1849, to Edward Michell, jnr., of Washington, miller (no. WISTON/2388). Henry Harwood was buried at Angmering in 1864 and there is copy of the entry in the burial register (no. WISTON/2389); Edward Michell requested, 22 June 1865, that the exors. and son of Richard Page, dec'd., should repay the mortgage debt (no. WISTON/2390). The property was conveyed, 11 Aug. 1871, by Edward Michell (now of South Hackney, co. Middx., brewer) and the exors. of the will of Edward Luckin, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston, in consideration of £320 (no. WISTON/2391), and there is a list of deeds, 16 Chas. I-9 Feb. 1849 (no. WISTON/2392).

Abstracts of title reciting 23, 24 June 1729-22 June 1865 and 21 Dec. 1869-3 Sept. 1870 respectively.  WISTON/2393, 2394  1870 - 1871

The manor of Wappingthorn and Wappingthorn Hill  [no ref. or date]

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Capital messuage called Wappingthorn Place with the mills, dovehouses, barns, stables, buildings, outhouses, orchards, gardens and gaterooms, and all lands, tenements and hereditaments belonging; tenement called Caulketts [Calcot] with lands belonging; tenement called the Lowes and the Horsebrookes with lands belonging; farm called Forster Farm with lands and tenements belonging; parcel of land called Rabbetts and Huddle Meade; wood called Gyles Wood, part of the manor and farm of Wappingthorn; lands and tenements called Staple Fields; croft called Nash Croft; all in Steyning, Wiston, Ashurst, Henfield and Coombes; the manor of Downings, Mockford or Palmers in Coombes and Botolphs. The deeds from 2 Dec. 1671 omit Wappingthorn Place, Calcots, the Lowes, the Horsebrookes, Gyles Wood and Staple Fields, and Wappingthorn Hill is expressly excepted.

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £5,500, from Englebert Leedes of North Milford, co. Yorks., esq. (son and heir of Robert Leedes, late of Maulscroft, co. Yorks., esq., dec'd.) to Henry Goreing, jnr., of Highden in Washington, esq., and Sir Henry Peckham of Chichester, kt.  WISTON/2395, 2396  30 Nov, 1 Dec 1671

Bond in £10,000, and receipt for consideration money  WISTON/2397, 2398  1 Dec 1671

Conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled), for nominal consideration, from Englebert Leedes, the Hon. Philip Langdale of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., esq., Sir Thomas Cobb of Adderbury, co. Oxon., bart., and Thomas Raymond of said Gray's Inn, esq., to Henry Goreing, jnr., and Sir Henry Peckham.  WISTON/2399  2 Dec 1671

Demise for 99 years, in respect of the manor of North Milford, co. Yorks., from Englebert Leedes to Henry Goreing, jnr., to indemnify against the dower of his wife, Sezia Leedes.  WISTON/2400  2 Dec 1671

Bond in £1,500  WISTON/2401  2 Dec 1671

Declaration by Sir Henry Peckham that he is acting as trustee for Henry Goreing, jnr.  WISTON/2402  15 Dec 1671

Covenant for the production of title deeds by Englebert Leedes, with attached schedule listing deeds 30 April 1610-20, 23 Dec. 1670.  WISTON/2403  15 Dec 1671

Newham farmhouse and other properties  [no ref. or date]

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Although distinct in their early history, are all endorsed Newham and must be the lands belonging to the farm. By 1750 they all appear in one deed, as is evident from the abstract of title, and were purchased, inter alia, in Nov. 1858, by the trustees of the will of the late Charles Goring, esq., dec'd.
I In 1571: messuage, garden, barn, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Steyning abutting E. on lands of Richard Farnefold, W. and N. on highway from Steyning to King's Barn, S. on lands of Robert Bennett of Storrington.
In 1704/5: tenement called Newum [Newham] House, with garden, orchard, stable, outhouses and buildings abutting E., W. and N. on highway, S. on lands and tenements of Charles Eversfeild.
The property is first named (Newam) in 1663.
II Two barns and several parcels of inclosed arable, meadow, pasture and woodland (104a.) in two Common Laines called the Brewhouse and Checker Laines; parcel of inclosed land (2a.); all in Steyning. Several parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land (80a.) in Westhampnett.
III 10a. land in uppermost part of Common Field in Steyning called Sheeplands abutting W. on field called the Coldwaltham, S. on lands of Richard Taylor called Pepperscomb.
Property I deeds, nos 2404 - 2415
Property II-deeds, nos 2416 - 2426
Property III deeds, nos. 2427 - 2433

Assignment of term, in consideration of £50, from Richard Cooke, snr., of Steyning, merchant, to Matthew Harryson of Steyning, tailor; with list of household effects.  WISTON/2404  7 March 1571/2

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Recites demise for 800 years, 20 Feb. 1561/2, at the yearly rent of 3s. 0d., from Richard Pellett of Steyning, gent., to said Richard Cooke.
Witnesses: Richard Farnefold, John Holland, John Pypar, Thomas Belson, William Tailler (who wrote the deed).

As no. WISTON/2404.  WISTON/2405  1 Aug 1573

Release of quit-rent of 3s. 0d., from Sir Thomas Sherlye of Wiston, kt., in consideration of £5, to James Collye of Steyning, gent.; the tenement is described as opposite the church gate in Steyning, and the quit-rent is due out of the manor of Charlton.  WISTON/2406  30 Aug 1615

Exemplification of verdict in suit John Newington, gent., v. Edward Fuller of Steyning, husbandman, on the alleged wrongful ejection of the former from the above property which had recently been demised by John Hepden, gent.  WISTON/2407  Hilary Term, 1653/4

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £760, from John Parsons of the Middle Temple, London, esq. (grandson and heir of John Parsons, late of Steyning, gent., dec'd.) to John Rowland of Steyning, yeo.  WISTON/2408  22 June 1663

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Property as above; and brewhouse, malthouse and millhouse, barn and other outhouses, with gates, closes and parcels of land adjoining, as it is now inclosed, on E. side of Newham House, abutting N. on Prison House Farm, S. and W. on King's highway; with copper brewing vessels, maltmill and other utensils belong, late in occ. of George Withers, now of said John Rowland; tenement called the Whitehorse inn with stables, outhouses, buildings, garden, yard and backside belonging, in occ. of William Barnard; all in Steyning. Tenement, shop and croft of land (1½a.) adjoining, called Northhays, in [Upper] Beeding alias Seale, near Beeding Bridge, in occ. of Thomas Wood. Reservation of annuity of £5, granted by William Holland, esq., out of the said Whitehorse inn, and payable to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of Steyning.

Mortgage, by assignment of residue of above term (see no. WISTON/2404), for £70, from Richard Taylor of Steyning, yeo., to Sarah Boxall of Kirdford, spinster.  WISTON/2409  4 March 1685/6

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With attached schedule of deeds, 20 Feb. 1561/2-4 April 1673, delivered to mortgagee.

Lease for 99 years (if Mary Leeves shall so long live), at the yearly rent of £6, from William Leeves of Arundel, esq., and Mary, his wife, to Robert Leeves of Steyning, gent.  WISTON/2410  10 Sept 1704

Bargain and sale, in consideration of £60, from Bernard Chatfeild of London, gent., to Robert Lewes of Steyning, gent., in respect of his interest in the above property expectant on the death of Mary Leeves, wife of William Leeves of Arundel, esq., and who holds the property as the jointure provided by Henry Chatfeild, dec'd., her former husband.  WISTON/2411  1 Feb 1704/5

Abstract of lease, 14 Feb. 1752, for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £65, from Samuel Leeves, late of Steyning, now of Pulborough, gent., to Joseph Lee of Steyning, husbandman; with copy acceptance of the property, 18 Dec. 1771, by John Browne, under the terms and covenants of the subsisting lease but with new agreement about repairs, and copy memorandum, 9 March 1774, as to the attornment of tenants.  WISTON/2412-2414  1752-1774

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The farm is now described as 85a. of which some are in Upper Beeding.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £82, from Robert Lamport of Steyning, glazier and plumber, and Henry Johnson of Waldron, tanner, to Charles Groome of Steyning, wine merchant.  WISTON/2415  10 Jan 1782

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Description of property as in no. WISTON/2412.

Will, 27 March 1677, with codicil, 28 Aug. 1681 (proved 2 and 4 March 1681/2) of John Parsons of the Middle Temple [London], esq., which devised the property to his sisters Jane, wife of Edward Swaisland of Cowden, co. Kent, gent., and Anne Backshell.  WISTON/2416  1677,1681

Mortgage by lease and release (lease for a year missing), for £400, from Edward Swaisland and Jane, his wife, to Samuel Dillingham of Stepney alias Stebonheath, co. Middx., gent., in respect of a moiety in the property; covenant to levy a fine.  WISTON/2417  1, 2 Feb 1691/2

Final concord; in accordance with no. WISTON/2417.  WISTON/2418  Hilary Term, 1691/2

Assignment of above mortgage from Edward Linfeild of Lingfield, co. Surrey, gent. (brother and one of the administrators [of the estate] of James Linfeild, late of London, gent., dec'd., to whom the above mortgage had been assigned, 26, 27 June 1693), and from the other administrator, and from the guardian of the nephew of the said James, with the consent of Edward Swaysland [sic], to Henry Palmer of Fairfield, co. Som., esq., and William Westbrooke of Ferring, esq., trustees of Sir Thomas Wroth of said Fairfield, bart.  WISTON/2419, 2420  5, 6 April 1695

Deeds  WISTON/2421-2426  1702-1705

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Sir Thomas Wroth, now of Petherton Park, co. Som., assigned the mortgage, 5, 6 Nov. 1702, to Elizabeth Board of Lewes, widow (nos. WISTON/2421, 2422), who assigned it, 2, 3 Oct. 1704, to Bernard Chatfeild of London, gent. (nos. WISTON/2423, 2424), who conveyed the moiety, 31 Jan., 1 Feb. 1704/5, to Robert Leeves of Steyning, esq., in consideration of £800 (nos. WISTON/2425, 2426).

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £50, from Richard Taylor of Steyning, yeo., to Ethelred Taylor of Steyning, yeo.  WISTON/2427  7 March 1672/3

Bond in £100  WISTON/2428  7 Mar 1672/3

Assignment of residue of mortgage term, in consideration of £50, from Samuel Taylor of Dorking, co. Surrey, baker (exor. of the will, 28 Aug. 1677, of Ethelred Taylor) and Richard Taylor, to James Fisher of Dorking, clerk.  WISTON/2429  19 Oct 1685

Assignment of residue of mortgage term, in consideration of £50, from William Gasson of Capel, co. Surrey, yeo. (to whom the term had been assigned by the exors. of the will, 29 Sept. 1690, of James Fisher) at the request of Richard Taylor, to John Fuller of Steyning, gent.  WISTON/2430  7 July 1699

After the death of Richard Taylor (also written Tayler), John Fuller assigned the residue of the term, 5 July 1701, to Mary Westbrook, spinster, one of the daus. of William Westbrook of Ferring, esq. (no. WISTON/2431); she assigned it, 26 May 1703, to John Bawcombe of Steyning, carpenter (no. WISTON/2432), who assigned it, 1 Nov. 1709, to William Smith of Steyning, mercer (no. WISTON/2433).  WISTON/2431-2433  1701-1709

Assignment of residue of mortgage terms, in respect of properties I and III  WISTON/2434  9 Jan 1721/2

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From (a) John Smith of Chichester, surgeon, Hester Smith of Steyning, spinster, and John Ingram of Annington in Botolphs, gent., and Jane, his wife (which said John Smith, Hester and Jane are exors. of the will of Elizabeth Smith, late of Steyning, widow, dec'd., their mother, who was sole executrix of the will of William Smith); (b) George Finch of Petworth, yeo., who married Sarah Boxall, late of Kirdford, spinster, and (c) Henry Campen of [Upper] Beeding, house carpenter, and Jane, his wife, and Thomas Witcher of Steyning, house carpenter (two of the children and co-heirs of Mary Witcher (by Edward her husband) who was executrix of the will of Richard Taylor), to (d) John Wheeler of Steyning, sadler, to attend the inheritance, in trust for (e) Robert Leeves of Steyning, esq.

Sworn declaration, 24 Nov. 1858, of Thomas Marchant Lashmar of Steyning, gent., as to ownership of Newham House and lands, and other property; with letter, 4 Dec. 1858, from Chas. Groome at Worthing to the Rev. J. Goring.  WISTON/2435, 2436  24 Nov, 4 Dec 1858

Abstract of title of the trustees under the will of Thomas Groome, esq., to properties I-III (including marsh land (9¾a.) called Green Haws in [Upper] Beeding), reciting 7 July 1750-16 Jan. 1841, and to tenement and garden in Steyning, late Bowler's, copyhold of the manor of King's Barn, reciting 22 Nov. 1782-8 May 1858.  WISTON/2437  1858

The manor of Charlton with the demesne lands and tithes belonging  [no ref. or date]

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Meadow, pasture or arable land called the Kitchen Mean (8a.), the Courtfeild (10a.), the Bayard (10½a.), the Bournfeild (12a.) with the ponds adjoining, the Holt (40a.), the Upper Layne (38a.), the Middle Layne (36a.), the Lower Layne (31a.), Coomb (16a.), the Littlecoomb (9a.), Callyes Croft (1½a.), the Holt Hill (9½a.); tenement called Ingrams with the backside and three fields (20a.); sheep walk or sheep down called Charlton Down (500a.); all part of the said manor. Meadow, pasture or arable land called the Chalkins (10a.), the Four Cornered Field, late Farnfold's (7a.), the Seaven Acres, also late Farnefold's [sic] (7a.); 1a. in Mumbrells alias Mowberry Mead; common of pasture for 500 sheep on the Common Down, Laines and Droves of Steyning; meadow land (½a.), late Farnfold's, in Mumbrells alias Mowberry Mead with pasture for 250 sheep on the Common Down, etc., of Steyning; sheep down (50a.) late Farnfold's called Peppers Combe [Pepperscoomb] Bottom; meadow pasture or arable land called the Church alias Long Mead (19a. 1r. 0p.), the Ham (20a.), the Pivert (12a.), the Thisley Field (12a.), 6½a. in field called the Meadlands the Upper Hollylands (8a.), the Lower Hollylands (3a.), the Godsmarks (10a.), 5a. in field called the Streete Furlong; tenement and water-corn mill with backside, croft and watercourses belonging in occ. (1675) of Richard White; all in Steyning, Wiston and Ashurst. From 1816 the following property is added: tenement, garden and croft of land (1a.) adjoining (abuttals given) called Paynes Wyke Barn, or part of Meadlands; parcel of land (3a.) in a field called Bayard belonging to Court Farm; parcel of meadow or pasture land (3a.), adjoining the Hollow Lands and formerly called the Hollow Lands Coppice; all in Steyning. From 1818 the properties are the same, but the manor of Annington [in Botolphs] is now added and details are given of a recent survey. Other properties involved in certain deeds of this bundle are listed as they occur.

Settlement (lease and release; with counterpart of each), on the intended marriage of Nicholas Eversfeild and Elizabeth Gildredge.  WISTON/2438-2441  27, 28 June 1675

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(a) John Eversfeild of Charlton in Steyning, esq.; (b) Nicholas Eversfeild of Steyning, gent., son and heir apparent of (a); (c) Elizabeth Gildredge of Eastbourne, spinster, one of the daus. and co-heirs of Nicholas Gildredge, late of Eastbourne, esq., dec'd.; (d) Nicholas Townley of the Inner Temple, London, esq., and William Scrace of Annington in Botolphs, esq.
(a) conveys the property to (d) to hold part to the use of (b) for life, with remainder to (c), for her jointure, with further remainder to the eldest son, and then to the other sons, respectively, of (b) and (c), in tail male, or for default of male issue, to the use of (a) and his heirs; the other part to the use of (a) for life, with remainder to (b), for life, with further remainder to the eldest son, and then to the other sons, respectively, of (b) and (c) in tail male, or for default of male issue, to the use of the heirs of (a).

Deeds  WISTON/2442-2469  1702-1818

Contents:
On the intended marriage of Charles Eversfeild of Denne in Horsham, esq. (son of said Nicholas Eversfeild) and Mary Duncumb of Guildford, co. Surrey, spinster, the property was settled, 16 June 1702, together with, inter alia, the manor of Gensing and capital messuage called Grove in Hollington and St. Leonards, the manor of Annington with lands in Botolphs, Bramber and Coombes, the manor of Wephurst with lands in Kirdford and Wisborough Green, Denne Place in Horsham, and Glatting Farm in Sutton and Burton (no. WISTON/2442; attested copy). There is a copy of the will, 4 Aug. 1736, of Sir Charles Eversfield [sic] of Grove [in Hollington], bart., which devised [unspecified] manors, in parishes including Steyning and Horsham, to a trustee for sale (no. WISTON/2443), but the manor of Charlton, together with the manors of Denne, in Horsham, and Gensing and Yielding, in Hollington and St. Leonards, and Denne Place and Park, became vested in Sir Charles Eversfeild of Denne, bart. (only son and heir of said Charles Eversfeild), who desired to bar the entail, and there is a conveyance 10, 11 Jan. 1752/3, to lead the uses of a common recovery (nos. WISTON/2444, 2445; attested copies). Following this, the properties as described at the head of these entries, were mortgaged, 20, 21 June 1753, by said Sir Charles Eversfield [sic] of Denne, to Thomas Lintall of St. Saviour, Southwark, co. Surrey, citizen and clothworker of London, for £3,000 (nos. WISTON/2446, 2447); the mortgage was transferred, 9, 10 Aug. 1763, to Edward Madgwick of Blandford Forum, co. Dorset, gent. (nos. WISTON/2448, 2449), and then, 22, 23 Nov. 1765, to Thomas Smith Pannwell of Tunbridge Wells, co. Kent, esq. (nos. WISTON/2450, 2451), 22, 23 Nov. 1770, to Richard Wyatt of Steyning, gent. (nos. WISTON/2452, 2453), and 3, 4 April 1777, to John Aylett Stow of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esq. (nos. WISTON/2454, 2455). No. WISTON/2455 is endorsed with reconveyance, 20, 21 Oct. 1795, to Olive Eversfield of Denne Place, spinster (only surviving sister of said Sir Charles Eversfield, dec'd.) and William Markwick of Catsfield (only son and heir at law of Mary Markwick, late of Catsfield, widow, dec'd., who was another sister of said Sir Charles Eversfield). By her will, 10 July 1795, Olive Eversfield, now of Southampton, co. Hants., spinster, devised the property to her nephew, the said William Markwick, until his eldest son should attain his majority, when one moiety in the property should remain with the said William, and the other should go to his said eldest son and his heirs, the devise being on condition that the said William and his descendants should take the surname and arms of Eversfield (no. WISTON/2456). There is a copy of the will, 2 Nov. 1811(proved 27 Sept. 1813) of William Eversfield of Catsfield, esq., formerly called William Markwick, which established trust estates (no. WISTON/2457), and a new trustee was appointed 24, 25 Nov. 1813 (nos. WISTON/2458, 2459; attested copies). Charles Eversfield of Denne Place, eldest son and heir at law of said William Eversfield, desired to bar the entail and there is a conveyance, 9, 10 Feb. 1816, to lead the uses of a fine, involving properties mainly as in nos. WISTON/2444, 2445, but including the advowson of Hollington Church (nos. WISTON/2460, 2461; attested copies). Following this, the manor of Charlton, and other properties as at the head of these entries, were mortgaged, 12, 13 Feb. 1816, from the said Charles Eversfield to Charles Wardroper of Seacocks Heath in Etchingham, esq., and the Rev. John Godfrey Thomas of Bodiam, clerk, for £3,000 (nos. WISTON/2462, 2463), and there are further charges, 2 Dec. 1816 (no. WISTON/2464), and 15 July 1817, with bond (nos. WISTON/2465, 2466). The estates were conveyed, 10, 11 Aug. 1818, by said Charles Eversfield and his mortgagees to Charles Goring of Wiston Park, esq., in consideration of £29,475 10s. 0d. (nos. WISTON/2467, 2468) and there is a deed of covenant, 11 Aug. 1818, for the production of title deeds (no. WISTON/2469).

Abstract of title etc  WISTON/2470-2478  c 1817-1822

Contents:
Abstract of title of Charles Eversfield reciting 27, 28 June 1675-15 July 1817 (no. WISTON/2470) and with the following associated documents: abstract of will, 4 Aug. 1736, of Sir Charles Eversfield, bart. (letters of administration with will annexed were granted, 3 Jan. 1785, to Olive Eversfield, spinster) (no. WISTON/2471); abstract of, and extract from, the will, 13 Dec. 1770 (proved 26 Sept. 1777) of Elizabeth Tilly of Steyning, widow (nos. WISTON/2472, 2473); letters, 2 and 31 July 1818, between solicitors of Charles Eversfield and [?] Charles Goring (nos. WISTON/2474, 2475); further opinion, 12 Aug. 1818, of counsel (John Hodgson, Lincoln's Inn) as to title of Charles Eversfield (no. WISTON/2476); case for opinion of counsel (with opinion, 31 May 1822 of Edward B. Sugden of Lincoln's Inn) as to Charles Goring's claim to land called Stone Croft in Steyning (no. WISTON/2477); draft, undated pedigree of descendants of Charles Eversfield and Mary Duncumb (no. WISTON/2478).

Early deeds of properties in Steyning apparently unconnected with each other or with other bundles.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (feoffment), from Henry Roberts of Steyning, gent., to John Roberts, his son and heir apparent, on condition that the latter make an estate of the property to his father for the term of his life.  WISTON/2479  20 June 1541

Contents:
Messuages, lands, tenements, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, reversions and services called Nasche and Rabatts in Steyning; lands and tenements in Bramber, Bidlington [in Bramber] and Horsham.

Copy conveyance (feoffment), from (a) Thomas Bishoppe of Parham, esq., to (b) Richard Farnefolde of Gatewick in Steyning, gent., following articles of agreement, 17 Dec. 1601.  WISTON/2480  15 March 1601/2

Contents:
14a. arable land in the [Common] Fields of Steyning, of which 2a. are in Rubley Furlong abutting W. on land of (b), E. on lands of the heirs of Richard Boode, S. on croft of land of (a), N. on furlong called Le Mylbaye; 8a. are in furlong called Le Shiplands, of which 1a. abuts E. on lands of (b), W. on lands of John Bennett of Newham, S. on croft of land of John Turner, N. on field of (b) called the Washingstoole, 1a. abuts W. on lands of Richard Penfolde, E. on lands of said John Bennett, S. on lands of said John Turner, N. on said field called the Washingstoole, 1a. in the middle of the furlong abuts E. and W. on lands of (b), S. on Bennett's Croft, N. on field of Thomas Eversfeilde, esq., 2a. abut E. on lands of (b). W. on 1a. virgate land of Findon, S. on Bennett's Croft, N. on Holt Hill, 5r. abut E. on said virgate land, W. on lands of John Bennett, S. on Bennett's Croft, N. on Holt Hill, 3r. abut E. on lands of (b), W. on land late Slutter's, S. on croft of land of John Brooker, N. on Holt Hill, 1a. abuts W. and E. on land of Thomas Taylor, S. on Pepperscombe Garden, N. on Holt Hill; 4a. are in the Culver Furlong abutting S. on lands of said Thomas Taylor, N. on Portway Furlong, E. on Pyratts Furlong, W. on lands of (b); all in occ. of [blank] Boade, widow. Tenement, two crofts of land and parcel of meadow (12a.) called Furseatons; two parcels of meadow (4a.) in the Common Field of Wickham, in occ. of Thomas Snellinge; all in Steyning.
Endorsement describes the deed as a conveyance of Wickham [Wyckham] Farm and certain lands belonging and of lands belonging to the Prison House in Sheepland Furlong; it also notes that the original deed is with George Raynsford of Henfield.

Final concord. Edward Homewood v. Richard Butcher, snr., and Richard Butcher, jnr.  WISTON/2481  Hilary Term, 1627/8

Contents:
Two messuages, two gardens, 12a. land, 6a. meadow and 10a. pasture in Steyning and Bramber.

Final concord. Thomas Lethbridge, gent., and Neville Cradock, gent., v. Henry Farnefold, esq.  WISTON/2482  Trinity Term, 1646

Contents:
Messuage, two barns, garden, 100a. land, 16a. meadow, 148a. pasture, and common of pasture for 200 sheep, in Steyning.

Final concord. Richard Dendy v. John Soale and Mary, his wife, Austin Soale, Nicholas Warner and Jane, his wife, John Dendy and Elizabeth, his wife, Henry Parker and Mary, his wife, and Derrick Carter.  WISTON/2483  Michaelmas Term, 1711

Contents:
Three messuages, two barns, two stables, three gardens, 25a. land, 35a. meadow, 35a. pasture and 10a. furze and heath in Steyning, [Upper ]Beeding alias Seale, New Shoreham, Shipley and Horsham.

Deed to lead the uses of a fine between (a) William Wallis of Wormleybury, co. Herts, esq., and Hannah, his wife, Richard Haylor of New Shoreham, merchant, and Martha, his wife, Elizabeth Marchant of Chiddingly, widow, and Richard Marchant of Arlington, gent., and (b) Thomas Dennett of Woodmancote, esq., and Robert Leeves of Steyning, esq.  WISTON/2484  7 Dec 1718

Contents:
House, garden, orchard, little croft of land, stable and coach house in Church Street, Steyning, called Chantry Green House, formerly in occ. of John Fuller, now in occ. of John Green, and late purchased by said Thomas Dennett of said William Wallis; tenement, barn, farm, lands, hereditaments and premises in Pulborough called Fimms; 2a. meadow in the Little Tithinglee in Pulborough; 1a. meadow in Snape Mead (36a.) in Pulborough, in occ. of Edward Penfold; tenement, barn, close and garden in Steyning called the Rose and Crown, abutting W. and S. on King's highway, E. on lands late of Caleb Payn and Richard Clark and now of said Thomas Dennett, esq., and Thomas Parson, N. on lands sometime Austin's, which premises were late of Richard Clark, father of said Elizabeth Marchant and were purchased by him of John Eversfeild, esq., and are now in occ. of Henry Parker and the widow Milton; 3½a. land in Steyning, in a Common Field or Furlong called Mill Bay, abutting N. and S. on lands late of John Parsons, W. on highway from Steyning to mill pond of Charles Eversfeild, esq., and were late the lands of said Richard Clark and are now in occ. of Robert Leeves who purchased the property of said Elizabeth and Richard Marchant.
Chantry Green House to enure to the use of Thomas Dennett; property in Pulborough to the use of Richard Haylor; remaining property in Steyning to the use of Robert Leeves.
Endorsed: 'Mr. Leeves purchase of Marchants in Steyning'.

Prison House Farm  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
As the descriptions of land vary, and other properties are involved, the deeds are listed individually.

Attested copy of Writ of Liberate, 16 Nov. 1646, from the Crown to the Sheriff of Sussex, requesting the latter to deliver to Sir David Watkins of London, the following properties of Sir Thomas Farnefould of Steyning, who, 26 June 1627, entered into a recognisance of debt to the said Sir David in £4,000, but could not repay  WISTON/2485  6 [Mar]ch 1655/6

Contents:
Manor of Gatewicke; capital messuage and lands (100a.) in Steyning called Gateweekes, in occ. of Antony Mildmay; tenement called Le Prison House, two barns, lands (150a.), and common of pasture for 300 sheep on Steyning Downs, in occ. of Thomas Gravett; tenement and lands (100a.) in Steyning called Wickham Farm, in occ. of Richard Dibbes; tenement and lands (18a.) in Steyning called Churchmeade, in occ. of William Coby; tenement, watermill and ½a. land in Steyning called Gateweekes Water Mill, in occ. of Henry Parker; two tenements, shop and 1a. land in Steyning Borough called the Smithes House and Shoppe in occ. of Edward Barre; manor of Magdalen [Maudlin]; tenement called Biddlington alias Magdalen Farm, two barns, lands (130a.), common of pasture for six cows in salt marshes called Le Common Brooke and common of pasture for sheep on land called Le Downes at Maudlin in Bramber, in occ. of James Turner and Edward Pellatt; tenement, barn, stable, garden, orchard and land (4a.) in Steyning called Gervis in occ. of Thomas Grevett; tenement and 5a. land in Steyning Borough called the George, in occ. of Henry Barnes; 1a. land in the Common Laines of Steyning, in occ. of Thomas Longmer; three tenements in Steyning Borough in occ. of Samuel Luck, Walter Parson, Grinslade Cox, Benjamin Newarke, jnr., William Blunden and Thomas Hannam; capital messuage, two barns and lands (200a.) in West Chiltington called Woolfeshill, in occ. of Nicholas Skynner; messuage, barn and lands (100a.) in West Chiltington called Gateweeke, in occ. of Thomas Denne; messuage, barn and lands (12a.) in West Chiltington, in occ. of Alice Finch; messuage, barn and lands (20a.) in West Chiltington, called Cookes, in occ. of John Fuller and Edward Pryor.0
These properties, of which the annual values are given, are those listed in an Inquisition, 17 Oct. 1646, taken at Billingshurst.
(In no. WISTON/2486 recited as 7 Oct. 1646.)

Assignment of extent, in consideration of 'a certain sum', from John Eversfeild of Steyning, gent., and Anthony Eversfeild of Washington, gent., to William and George Fletcher of Tarring, mercers.  WISTON/2486  4 Jan 1657/8

Contents:
Barn and gates and gateroom in Steyning called the Lower Barn, belonging to the Prison House, abutting S. and E. on barn and gates of John Parson, gent., N. and W. on another barn of the Prison House (dimensions and abuttals of gates given); 28a. 1r. 0p. in the Sheeplands Furlong, in Steyning, at the Washingstoole.
Recites recognisance in £4,000 from Sir Thomas Farnfold to Sir David Watkins, who assigned it [no date given] to Roger Norton and George Almery of London, gents.; a Writ of Extent was issued, 11 Aug. 1646, followed by an Inquisition and Writ of Liberate (no. WISTON/2485); certain properties in the said Inquisition were assigned, 1 March 1646/7, from Watkins and Almery to one Charles Wellings, in trust for Almery; the Prison House, two barns and lands (150a.) belonging, in Steyning, were assigned, 6 May 1651, by Almery and Wellings to Anthony Eversfeild, and Richard Eversfeild (who had since died).

Assignment of residue of a term of 99 years, in consideration of £381. 7s. 0d., from John Eversfeild, late of Annington in Botolphs, but now of Steyning, gent., to William Fletcher of Tarring, mercer.  WISTON/2487  4 Jan 1657/8

Contents:
Lower Barn and gates as in no. WISTON/2486; stall, hovel and gates on W. of said barn, next to Newham House, divided by pales from other parts of the gates and backside of the Prison House, and in occ. of Roger Carver of Steyning, yeo.
Recites mortgage, 29 March 1642, by demise for 99 years, for £500, from Sir Thomas Farnefold to Roger Norton and George Almery in respect of, inter alia, barn and gates near the Prison House field (6½a.) near the Washingstoole, 2a. land in the Sheeplands Furlong abutting on a croft late Brooker's, 5r. in said Furlong, 2a. in said Furlong 'against the old Taynts', 6a. at E. end of said Furlong and 11a. in said Furlong, all in Steyning; Norton released his interest, 26 Sept. 1645, to Almery, to whom Henry Farnefold, esq. (eldest son and heir of said Sir Thomas) also released his interest, 16 Dec. 1646, in consideration of £800, and without equity of redemption; Almery resigned the residue of the term, 1 May 1651, to John Eversfeild.

Bond in £100  WISTON/2488  4 Jan 1657/8

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £60, from John Eversfeild of Charlton in Steyning, gent., Henry Peckham of the Middle Temple, London, esq., and Edward Eversfeild of Sullington, gent., to William Fletcher of West Tarring, mercer, William Fletcher of Chichester, mercer, and Joseph Fletcher, citizen and vintner of London.  WISTON/2489  3 March 1657/8

Contents:
Property as mortgaged, 29 March 1642; see recitals under no. WISTON/2487.

Deed of covenant, whereby (a) Henry Bridger of Ashurst, gent. (exor. of the will of Frances Bridger, late of Ashurst, spinster, dec'd.) and (b) Anthony Eversfeild of Highden in Washington, gent., agree that (c) William Fletcher of [West] Tarring, mercer, may peaceably enjoy property as in no. WISTON/2489, now summarised as barn and gates and 28a. land [cf. no. WISTON/2486]  WISTON/2490  3 March 1657/8

Contents:
Recites that John Eversfeild, late of Annington [in Botolphs] now of Steyning, gent., acknowledged debt of £1,200 to Frances Bridger, upon bond, 10 March 1652/3; (a) since assigned his interest in the debt to (b) and John Eversfeild since conveyed the above property to (c).

Deed to lead the uses of a fine, between (a) Joseph Fletcher of Chichester, gent.; (b) John Backshell of [Upper] Beeding alias Seale, gent.; (c) William Squire of Steyning, apothecary; (d) Richard White of Steyning, gent.  WISTON/2491  11 April 1683

Contents:
I The Lower Barn, formerly belonging to a messuage called the Prison House, and 29a. land, as follows: pasture field called the Washingstoole (6a.); 2a., 5r. 0p., 2a. and 11a. [sic] in Sheeplands Furlong in Steyning, in occ. of John Fletcher, snr., of Steyning, gent.
II Two fields (24a.) called the Broadlands, in Steyning, in occ. of (b).
III Tenement called the Prison House, with the barn called the Upper Barn, garden, gates and 34a. land in Steyning, whereof one field is called Dunstables alias Dunstalls (11a.), another is called the Perrotts (10a.) and the remainder [details given] are in the Brewhouse Laines; all in Steyning and in occ. of (c).
I to the use of John Fletcher, jnr., of Steyning, gent.; II to the use of (b); III to the use of (c).

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £200, from John Fletcher, snr. and jnr., both of Steyning, gents., to Robert Fagge of Albourne, esq.  WISTON/2492  6 March 1683/4

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/2489, summarised as: farm called the Prison Farm.

Bond in £200 from John Fletcher, snr., to Sir John Fagge of Wiston, bart., to pay the latter £102 10s. 0d.  WISTON/2493  10 Aug 1686

Note of assignment from Robert Fagge to Sir John Fagge of above deed of mortgage.  WISTON/2494  29 Sept 1690

Assignment of above mortgage from Robert Fagge, in consideration of £200, and John Fletcher, snr. and jnr., in consideration of £100, to Sir John Fagge.  WISTON/2495  14 Oct 1691

Order by John Fletcher, snr. and jnr., that their tenant, William Squire, snr., of Steyning, should attorn tenant to Sir John Fagge.  WISTON/2496  24 Nov 1692

Quitclaim (with release of even date), in consideration of £8, from John Fletcher [jnr.], late of Steyning, now of Chichester St. Martin, gent. (son and heir of John Fletcher, snr., dec'd.), to Sir Robert Fagge of Wiston, bart., late Robert Fagge of Albourne, esq. (exor. of the will of Sir John Fagge, dec'd.) in respect of his right and title to property as in no. WISTON/2492.  WISTON/2497, 2498  24 Aug 1703

Letter from Wm. Ellis at Horsham to [?] referring to no. WISTON/2495 and the title to the farm in general, and requesting the 'great Deed of Partition', 12 Dec. 1758.  WISTON/2499  20 April 1793

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Deeds of exchange (lease and release), between (a) Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (only son and heir at law of Dame Elizabeth Goring, late of Wiston, widow, dec'd.) and (b) Robert Lamport of Steyning, gent.  WISTON/2500-2503  7, 8 June 1793

Contents:
I Parcel of inclosed arable land (6½a.) in Steyning called the Washingstools, part of a farm called Faggs Land, and in occ. of John Leggatt.
II Parcel of inclosed meadow or pasture land (4¾a.) called the Water Croft and two small parcels of arable land (1¾a.); in Chequer Lane; all in Steyning, parcel of Newum alias Newham Farm, and in occ. of Charles Groome.
(a) conveys I (b); (b) conveys II to (a).

Abstract of title of Charles Goring to I, reciting 11, 12 Dec. 1758-5 June 1776 and of Robert Lamport to II, reciting 31 Jan., 1 Feb. 1704/5-Michaelmas Term, 1782.  WISTON/2504, 2505  c1776, c1782

Tenement, barn, stables, outhouses, buildings, garden, orchard, fields and land (30a.) in Steyning and [Upper] Beeding called Greenfields and Morlefields (later Marle Fields).  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2506-2529  1783 - 1868

Contents:
Thomas Philcox of Brighton, gent., by his will, 1 July 1783, devised the property (described as a farm called Greenfields) to his brother, John Philcox of Gosport, co. Hants., pawn broker (no. WISTON/2506); the latter died in 1806 and the property became vested in George Philcox of Cliffe near Lewes, cabinet maker, with remainder to the son of Thomas Philcox of East Grinstead, bricklayer, who died a minor and intestate. The remainder then passed to George Philcox of Hartfield, farmer, who conveyed his interest in the property (expectant on the death of George Philcox of Cliffe) to John Penfold of Steyning, clerk, 13 June 1811 (no. WISTON/2507) and there is a final concord, with counterpart (nos. WISTON/2508, 2509). John Penfold mortgaged the property, 7, 8 Dec. 1821, to Henry Broughton of Broughton, co. Staffs., clerk, and Peter Heron of Moore, co. Cheshire, esq., for £1,000 (no. WISTON/2510, 2511) and there is a bond and a final concord, with counterpart (nos. WISTON/2512-2514). The mortgage was transferred, 28, 29 Sept. 1831, to William Henry Langford Brooke of Mere, co. Cheshire, esq. (nos. WISTON/2515, 2516), to whom John Sandys Penfold, late of Bloomsbury Square, co. Middx., but then of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, gent., conveyed his legal estate in the property, 23, 24 March 1832 (nos. WISTON/2517, 2518). The Rev. John Penfold, now living in France, and his wife and four daus., confirmed the mortgage, 2 April 1832, to the said William Henry Langford Brooke (no. WISTON/2519), whose widow, Harriet Rowan Langford Brooke, transferred the mortgage debt of £1,000, and securities, 1, 2 June 1841, to trustees, in contemplation of her intended marriage with Jules Thomas Pierre Arthur de Marylski of said Boulogne (nos. WISTON/2520, 2521). There is an abstract of the trusts relating to the said mortgage (no. WISTON/2522). James Vowler Penfold of Scotts Yard, Bush Lane, London, gent., the Rev. William Penfold of Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, co. Middx., and the son and surviving daus. of the Rev. John Penfold, dec'd., conveyed the property absolutely, 20 July 1844, to the trustees under the said marriage settlement (no. WISTON/2523). There are new trustees appointed 8 Nov. 1848, 29 Jan. 1849, 24 Feb. 1849 and 4 April 1862 (nos. WISTON/2524-2527). Two parcels of land (1a. 1r. 36p.), presumably part of the above property, were conveyed, 28 April 1862, by Madame de Marylski, now of 28, Rue de L'Oratoire, Paris, and her trustee, to the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company (no. WISTON/2528; copy draft deed with sketch plan). There is an affidavit, 7 Nov. 1868, by Henrietta Smallcombe, wife of William Smallcombe of the Cottage, Chippenham, co. Wilts., esq., as to the heirship of her grandfather, Thomas Langford Brooke of Mere Hall, co. Cheshire, esq. (no. WISTON/2529).

Abstract of title of Madame de Marylski reciting 13 June 1811-[blank] April 1863.  WISTON/2530  1868

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Tenement, garden, and croft or piece of land (1a.) called Paynes Wyke Barn or part of Meadlands, abutting S. on highway from Wiston to Steyning, W. on Swingate Lane, N. on Court House orchard and garden, E. on part of Court Farm.
II Parcel of land (3a.) in a field belonging to Court Farm called the Bayard.
III Parcel of meadow or pasture land (3a.) adjoining the Hollow Lands and formerly [i.e. before 1782] called the Hollow Lands Coppice; piece of meadow land (1a.) in field called the Medlands [omitted after 1782].
All properties in Steyning.

Deeds of property I  WISTON/2531-2541  1747-1788

Contents:
There is a copy of the will, 19 Sept. 1747, of Caleb Maidman of Hascombe, co. Surrey, husbandman (no. WISTON/2531), whose son, Caleb Maidman of Milford in Witley, co. Surrey, yeo., and widow, Jane Maidman of Eashing in Godalming, co. Surrey, conveyed property I, inter alia, 23, 24 April 1770, to Elizabeth Tilly of Steyning, widow (nos. WISTON/2532, 2533; attested copies). John Tilly of Steyning, tallow chandler, eldest son and devisee under the will of said Elizabeth, conveyed the property (by feoffment), 10 Oct. 1778, to Richard Groome of Steyning, yeo. (no. WISTON/2534), who, by his will, 29 April, 1779, devised it, together with a tenement in Church Street, Steyning, in occ. of Thomas Andrew, to his sons, Thomas, Charles and William Groome, on trust for sale (no. WISTON/2535). It was accordingly sold, 9, 10 Aug. 1782, to James Rook of Wiston, yeo. (nos. WISTON/2536, 2537), who (now of Steyning), conveyed it, 3, 4 July 1783, to Henry Rook of Wiston, yeo. (nos. WISTON/2538, 2539), who conveyed it, 8, 9 Feb. 1788, to Thomas Groome of Steyning, farmer, and Charles Groome, of the same place, his trustee (nos. WISTON/2540, 2541).

Deeds of properties II and III  WISTON/2542-2550  1737-1782

Contents:
Properties II and III were conveyed, 9, 10 Aug. 1737, from Alice Groome of Steyning, spinster, to Thomas Groome of Steyning, gent. (nos. WISTON/2542, 2543), who, by his will, 30 Oct. 1743, devised them together with a farm in Warningcamp, to his son, Charles Groome (no. WISTON/2544), who conveyed them, 16, 17 Jan. 1769, to Richard Groome of Steyning, yeo. (nos. WISTON/2545, 2546). The latter devised the properties to his dau., Avice Groome, and sons, William and John Groome, but Frances, wife of the said Charles Groome, had a claim to dower, and following a deed to lead the uses of a fine, 14 May 1782 (no. WISTON/2547), this claim was extinguished by a final concord (nos. WISTON/2548-2550; counterpart and copy).

Deeds of properties II and III  WISTON/2551-2558  1782-1793

Contents:
Property II was conveyed, 3, 4 Oct. 1782, from Avice, William and John Groome to Thomas Groome of Steyning, yeo. (nos. WISTON/2551, 2552). Property III was conveyed by the same parties, at the same date, to Charles Groome of Newham in Steyning, wine merchant (nos. WISTON/2553, 2554), who conveyed it, 8, 9 Oct. 1790, to Edward Young of Steyning, fellmonger (nos. WISTON/2555, 2556), who conveyed it, 10, 11 May 1793, to Thomas Groome of Steyning, farmer (nos. WISTON/2557, 2558).

Conveyance of all the properties from Thomas Groome, and Charles Groome, his trustee, in consideration of £550, to William Markwick of Catsfield, esq.  WISTON/2559, 2560  1, 2 Nov 1805

Tenement, barns, stables, hovels, buildings, outhouses, gardens, orchards, closes, yards, gates, backsides and arable, meadow, pasture and wood land (40a.) in Steyning, called Ham Farm  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
In later deeds, described as: cottage and farm, with barns buildings, yard and several parcels of land (44a. 1r. 29p.), and rent charges in lied of tithes arising from the said lands.

Deeds  WISTON/2561-2574  1732-1876

Contents:
The farm was conveyed, 8, 9 Dec. 1732, from Nicholas and Edward Dee, both of Petworth, gents, at the request of John Mellersh of Bramley, co. Surrey, gent, to John Gray alias Grey of Southwick, clerk, and there is a bargain and sale (inrolled), 9 Dec. 1732 (nos. WISTON/2561-2563). The Great Tithes arising from the farm were conveyed, 1 April 1839, from Bernard Edward, [12th] Duke of Norfolk, and his trustees, to Elizabeth Bridger of Brighton, widow (no. WISTON/2564); and there are abstracts of title of the Duke of Norfolk to the rectory and tithes of Steyning (reciting 1774-1803 and 1767-1839) with observations and queries thereon; an abstract of the deed of covenant, 15 March 1839, for the production of the title deeds of the said rectory and tithes; and a Case, with opinions of counsel, as to the perpetual entail of the Surrey and Sussex estates of the Duke of Norfolk (nos. WISTON/2565-2569). No. WISTON/2570 is an extract from the confirmed apportionment, 19 Nov. 1842, of rent charge in lieu of tithes. The farm was auctioned, 19 Nov. 1875, and there are sale particulars, with plan (no. WISTON/2571), opinion of counsel, 6 Dec. 1875, as to title (no. WISTON/2572), and a conveyance (with plan), 27 Jan. 1876, from Charles Bridger of Adur Lodge in Shoreham, esq., to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston Park, in consideration of £3,660 (no. WISTON/2573). No. WISTON/2574 is a deed of covenant for the production of documents.

Abstract, and additional abstract, of title of Charles Bridger reciting 8, 9 Dec. 1732-28 May 1861 and 27 April 1826-5 July 1838 respectively.  WISTON/2575, 2576  c1838, c1861

Two parcels of arable land (6a. 0r. 34p. and 20a. 0r. 27p.) in Rublee and Sheepland Furlong respectively, both in Chequer Laine, Steyning (abuttals given)  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The deed of 1711 involves the Parsonage Barn, with gates and gateroom, and lands in Foxhole, East Foxhole, Portway, Short, Parrott and Link Furlongs, all in Brewhouse Laine, Steyning; deeds 1758-1853 involve, in addition, the Stone Healed Barn, lands in Brewhouse Laine (35a.), Chequer Laine (14a.) and the Mill Bay (1a.), and a close or parcel of meadow ground (1a. 2r. 9p.) called the Water Croft, all in Steyning.

Deeds  WISTON/2577-2590  1711-1842

Contents:
The property, together with a moiety in a tenement at Toddington in Lyminster, was settled, 13 April 1711, on the intended marriage of John Groome, jnr., of Bines in West Grinstead, gent. (eldest son and heir apparent of John Groome, snr., of Charlton in Steyning, gent., by Alice, his wife) and Mary Spencer of Ferring, widow (only dau. of Edward Manning of Ferring, gent., by Ann Backshell, his former wife, dec'd.) (no. WISTON/2577). There is a lease of the property, 28 July 1758, from John Groome of Steyning, gent., to Joseph Lee of Steyning, farmer (no. WISTON/2578). Nos. WISTON/2579 and WISTON/2580 are copies of the parish registers of Shere, co. Surrey, relating to the marriage (1793) of their son Henry. John Groome of Shere wished to redeem the Land Tax and there is a certificate, 31 Jan. 1799, of the contract, with assessment of amount charged (no. WISTON/2581). On the death of John Groome, his widow, Mary, was granted Letters of Administration, 18 July 1811 (no. WISTON/2582), and on her death, her son, Henry Groome, was granted Letters of Administration, 26 May 1835 (nos. WISTON/2583, 2584; two copies). The property was involved in a deed of exchange, 5 Jan. 1842, between Henry Groome and the trustees under the will of the late Charles Goring, esq., dec'd. (nos. WISTON/2585, 2586; two copies); the other property in the exchange also descended through the Groome family, and included land called Spring Field (4a. 3r. 32p.), the Nine Acres (8a. 1r. 10p.) and the Nyes Field (5a. 0r. 38p), all in Steyning (abuttals given), and associated with this property is a copy of the will, 1 Dec. 1787, of Robert Lamport of Steyning, gent. (no. WISTON/2587) and an abstract of title (1835) of Henry Groom(e), reciting 26 Sept. 1772-[blank] 1835 (no. WISTON/2588). Other docs. concerning the exchange are a valuation of both sets of properties (no. WISTON/2589) and a deed of covenant, 6 Jan. 1842, for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/2590).

Further deeds  WISTON/2591-2602  1842-1854

Contents:
Henry Groome leased the property, 26 Aug. 1842, to George Thomas Breach of Steyning, farmer (no. WISTON/2591), and then mortgaged it, 3 May 1843, to Thomas Williams of Guildford, co. Surrey, ironmonger (no. WISTON/2592), whose executors and residuary legatees assigned the mortgage, 13 Nov. 1847, to John Williams of Whitten House, Burford, co. Salop, and others (no. WISTON/2593). Henry Groome, and his mortgagees, transferred the mortgage, with further security, 19 Dec. 1849, to the Rev. Charles Shrubb of Boldre, co. Hants (no. WISTON/2594), and there is a deed of disposition, 27 Dec. 1849, for barring estates in the property (no. WISTON/2595) and a further charge, 27 Dec. 1851 (no. WISTON/2596). No. WISTON/2597 is a further mortgage of the property, 11 June 1853, to Joseph Hockley and Edmund Vincent, both of Guildford, solicitors. Following a sworn declaration, 7 Dec. 1853, by Thomas Groome of Ambrose Place, Worthing, esq., as to title of Henry Groome (nos. WISTON/2598, 2599; two copies), and after a traced plan of the lands, with covering letter, 22 Dec. 1853 (no. WISTON/2600), the two parcels of arable land were conveyed, 26 June 1854, from Henry Groome and his mortgagees, in consideration of £1,700 to trustees to the uses of the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd., and the conveyance has a marginal plan (no. WISTON/2601). No. WISTON/2602 is a deed of covenant, of even date, for the production of deeds.

Abstract of title of Henry Groome, reciting 13 April 1711-11 June 1853, and with opinion of counsel.  WISTON/2603  c1853

Gatewick Estate  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Messuage called Gatewick House with the barns, stables, outbuildings and homesteads belonging and a water cornmill, island and garden, two cottages and several pieces of arable, meadow and pasture land (181a. 1r. 16p., described in schedule) in Steyning and [Upper] Beeding, formerly called Gatewick and Lee Fields and including land in Bramber, but later summarised as the Gatewick Estate, with the omission of Bramber property.

Deeds  WISTON/2604-2618  1799-1856

Contents:
The early history of the property is involved with a farm and lands in Hamsey, a messuage and garden in Lewes, land called the Hamfields in Lewes and Southover and a third part share in the rectory of Piddinghoe. There is a certificate, 18 March 1799, of the contract of Richard Comber of Lewes, gent., for the redemption of Land Tax (nos. WISTON/2604, 2605; original and copy), and the properties were conveyed, 5, 6 Nov. 1817, from Richard Barnard Comber of Gatewick in Steyning, esq. (eldest son and heir at law of Richard Comber, late of said Gatewick, esq., dec'd.) to William Shadwell Finch of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., gent., to create a tenant to the precipe (nos. WISTON/2606, 2607). The Common recovery was suffered Michaelmas Term, 1817 (no. WISTON/2608). There is a copy of the will, 10 March 1819, of Richard Barnard Comber, now of Sloane Square, in St. Luke, Chelsea, co. Middx. (no. WISTON/2609), an extract from the will, 19 June 1846, of Samuel Tomkins of Lombard Street, London, banker (no. WISTON/2610), and a certificate of the burial, 1854, of Sarah Comber of Sydney Terrace, Reading [co. Berks.] (no. WISTON/2611). Samuel Tomkins of said Lombard
Street, esq. (eldest son and heir at law of said Samuel Tomkins, dec'd., who was only acting devisee in trust and exor. under the will of said Richard Barnard Comber, dec'd.) leased Gatewick, 15 Dec. 1854, to George Gates of Steyning, farmer (no. WISTON/2612). Following a declaration, 10 Aug. 1855, by William Hards of Steyning (foreman to said George Gates) as to ownership and identity of property (no. WISTON/2613), the freehold was conveyed, 5 Sept. 1855, from said Samuel Tomkins, and others, to the Rt. Rev. Walter John Trower, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, and the Rev. John Ballard of Ewelme Manor House, Wallingford, co. Oxon [sic], in consideration of £12,040 (no. WISTON/2614). The conveyance has an inset plan of the property, and is accompanied, at even date, by a deed of covenant for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/2615) and an assignment of lease, and deed of indemnity, from Eliza Alicia Isabella Tomkins of 8, Russell Place, Fitzroy Square, co. Middx., widow, and others, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston, in respect of 3a. 1r. 24p. land (abuttals given), being an exact square in the S.W. corner of the Shooting Field alias the Howe, parcel of the Gatewick Farm (no. WISTON/2616). There is an appointment, 6 Sept. 1855, of the Gatewick Estate to the uses of the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd. (no. WISTON/2617), and a deed of covenant, 29 Aug. 1856, for the production of deeds in possession of Michael and Thomas Cullen, both of Liverpool, esquires (no. WISTON/2618).

Abstract of title (1855) of Samuel Tomkins, reciting 17 June 1762-15 Dec. 1854, and abstract (1855) of lease, 4 Oct. 1815, of land in the Shooting Field [see no. WISTON/2616].  WISTON/2619, 2620  1855

Tithes of various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The tithes of corn, grain and pulse from the following property in Steyning, of which Charles Goring is seised: part of farm and lands called Calcot (88a. 0r. 26p.) in occ. of James Jutting and Charles Goring; farm and lands (671a. 3r. 15p.), parcel of Charlton Court, in occ. of William Elphick; farm and lands (73a. 1r. 37p.), other parcel of Charlton Court, including a field, late of Henry Groom by Spring Head Shaw, in occ. of Peter Marchant Lashmar and Thomas Lashmar; the Wet Coppice Plantation and part of Sheep Down (65a. 0r. 10p.), other part of Charlton Court, in occ. of Mary Goring; the Thistley Field and Frogshole or Pivets (21a. 1r. 26p.), other parcel of Charlton Court, in occ. of Josias Woolgar; part of the Bayard (6a. 0r. 5p.), other parcel of Charlton Court, in occ. of Richard Gates, merchant; the Droves and Shaw (11a. 1r. 15p.), other parcel of Charlton Court, in occ. of John Town; the Four Cornered Field (5a. 1r. 10p.), other parcel of Charlton Court, in occ. of Edward Brown; Shaws Plantations and Land (14a. 3r. 26p.), parts of Wiston Park, in occ. of Charles Goring; land called Swin Gate (5a. 3r. 23p.), in occ. of William Hills; lands called Buddington (22a. 3r. 15p.), in occ. of Richard Penfold; farm and lands called Annington Fields alias High Fields (38a. 3r. 6p.), in occ. of William Elphick; part of land called the Hams (15a. 3r. 16p.), in occ. of Edward Brown; other part of land called the Hams (5a. 1r. 38p.), in occ. of George Breach; other part of land called the Hams (5a. 3r. 14p.) in occ. of the Rev. John Evans; the Hams Shaw (1a. 0r. 12p.), in occ. of Mary Goring; marshland (3a. 0r. 10p.), adjoining parcel of Spratts Marsh, in occ. of Richard Lidbetter; lands called the Round Eyes (31a. 2r. 3p.), in occ. of Hugh Penfold; lands in the Rublee (6a. 0r. 12p.), in occ. of Richard Gates.

Deeds  WISTON/2621-2627  1839

Contents:
The tithes were conveyed, 1 April 1839, from Bernard Edward [12th] Duke of Norfolk, and his trustees, to the trustees under the will of the late Charles Goring, esq., dec'd., in consideration of £2,898 (no. WISTON/2621). Associated with the conveyance are abstracts of the title of the Duke of Norfolk to the impropriate rectory of Steyning (reciting 1767-1838 and 1774-1803) (nos. WISTON/2622, 2623), observations and queries as to title (no. WISTON/2624), abstract of deed of covenant, 15 March 1839, for the production of title deeds of the rectory and tithes of Steyning (no. WISTON/2625), abstract of conveyance, 12, 13 March 1839, to trustees for sale, of estates in Surrey and Sussex (no. WISTON/2626), and case, with opinion of counsel, as to the perpetual entail of the Surrey and Sussex estates of the Duke of Norfolk (no. WISTON/2627).

Tithe commutation rent-charges, totalling £269 12s. 11d., from lands in Steyning.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2628-2653  1839 - 1896

Contents:
The rectory of Steyning and certain tithes [details given] were conveyed, 29, 30 April 1839, from Bernard Edward [12th] Duke of Norfolk, and his trustees, to Charles Marshall of Steyning, esq., and Edward Greenfield Penfold of Rustington, esq. (no. WISTON/2628; lease for a year missing). With this conveyance are abstracts of the title of the Duke of Norfolk to the impropriate rectory of Steyning (reciting 1774-1803 and 1767-1838) (nos. WISTON/2629, 2630), abstract of the conveyance, 12, 13 March 1839, of the said rectory and tithes (no. WISTON/2631), abstract of deed of covenant, 15 March 1839, for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/2632), and abstract of the early title of the Duke of Norfolk to the tithes arising from the Court Farm at [Upper] Beeding, parcel of the rectory of Steyning (reciting 1607-1750) (no. WISTON/2633). The trustees under the will of Sarah Penfold, late of Rustington and Steyning, widow dec'd., conveyed, 9 Dec. 1873, a moiety of the tithe rent charge of Steyning (payable to the late Charles Marshall, esq., as impropriator under the Steyning tithe commutation apportionment) to Hugh Charles Penfold of Rustington, esq. (no. WISTON/2634), who conveyed it, 17 Nov. 1874, to Charles Marshall Griffith of 31 Hyde Park Square, co. Middx., esq. (no. WISTON/2635). The rent charge was auctioned, 20 Nov. 1895, and there are printed sales particulars, with contract of sale to the Rev. John Goring, in consideration of £3,000 (no. WISTON/2636). No. WISTON/2637 is a copy, 28 Nov. 1895, of the contract, 31 Jan. 1799, for the redemption of Land Tax, and following several requisitions and replies as to title (nos. WISTON/2638-2642), and a statutory declaration, 19 Feb. 1896, by George Arthur Flowers of Steyning, solicitor (no. WISTON/2643), the rent charge was conveyed, 5 March 1896, by George Marshall Griffith, of 31 Hyde Park Square, London, gent., and others, to the said John Goring (no. WISTON/2644). Associated with this conveyance is a certificate of the death (1855) of Edward Greenfield Penfold of Rustington, gent. (no. WISTON/2645), undertaking by purchaser to pay certain payments due to vendor under the rent charge (no. WISTON/2646), acknowledgement of right of Captain Walter Goring of Third King's Own Regiment of Hussars to production of deeds (no. WISTON/2647), schedule of deeds and documents (with covering letter) sent to the Rev. John Goring (nos. WISTON/2648, 2649), and extract from confirmed altered apportionment (1861) with tracings from other altered apportionments (nos. WISTON/2650-2653).

Abstract of title of the devisees in trust under the will of Charles Marshall Griffith, esq., Q.C., reciting 30 April 1839-22 Feb. 1883.  WISTON/2654  1895

It is stated in no. WISTON/2644 that the conveyance is subject to liability to repair the chancel arch of Steyning Church and there is a bundle of original and copy correspondence, 6 Oct. 1905-19 April 1906, relating to such repairs (no. WISTON/2655). There is also a receipt, 16 June 1913, for two deeds, with a pencilled note that this refers 'to the surrender of the Deed of Indemnity with regard to Steyning Chancel' (no. WISTON/2656).  WISTON/2655, 2656  1905-1906, 1913

Tenement, formerly in two tenements, with the brewhouse, backside and premises belonging in Church Street, Steyning.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2657-2663  1728 - 1817

Contents:
Abel Muzzall of Steyning, wheelwright, conveyed, 23 April 1728, a parcel of ground (49½ ft. x 30 ft.) in Steyning, with right of way through the King's Arms' yard, to John Peto of Steyning, bricklayer (no. WISTON/2657). This property, together with the above tenement and brewhouse, was mortgaged, 9 July 1779, from John Peto of Steyning, gent., to Aaron Winton of Itford in Beddingham, gent. (no. WISTON/2658; attested copy); this mortgage, which included the tenement, barn, buildings, brick and tile kilns, and lands (20a.) in Ashurst called Little Woolleys, was assigned (by endorsement), 15 Jan. 1780, to Cruttenden Weller of Lewes, gent. No. WISTON/2659 is the will, 31 Aug. 1781, with codicil, and probate, 18 April 1783, of John Peto. Cruttenden Weller leased the above property, 24 June 1793, to Richard Thornton of Steyning common brewer (no. WISTON/2660), while the freehold was conveyed, 4, 5, Jan. 1802, from John Peto of Lewes, carpenter (only son and heir at law of Jeremy Peto, late of Steyning, brewer, dec'd., who was only son and heir at law of Sarah Peto, late of Steyning, widow and devisee in trust under the said will of John Peto), and others, to Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk, and his trustees, in consideration of £200 (nos. WISTON/2661, 2662). The residue of the mortgage term (see no. WISTON/2658) was assigned, 6 Aug. 1817, by Ann Ingram of Southover, widow, and others, to Thomas Ryder of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., gent., in trust for Henry Howard of Corby Castle, co Cumberland, esq. (no. WISTON/2663). This deed recites the will, 25 Nov. 1815, of said Charles, Duke of Norfolk.

King's Arms  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
In 1717: tenement or inn, formerly called the Spread Eagle, now the King's Arms, formerly in occ. of Henry Thurston, then of David Forster; tenement adjoining the inn, and part thereof, on N. side of High Street, formerly in possession of Thomas Stayers, then of Mary Gurr.
In 1733: tenement, stable, garden and backside called the King's Arms, in occ. of John Chatfield; orchard or parcel of land (½a.) belonging, in occ. of Abel Muzzall; tenement adjoining the said inn, in occ. of Mary Burnett, widow; tenement, outhouse and garden in Back Lane, in occs. of John Patching and [blank] Cripps.

Deeds  WISTON/2664-2667  1717-1734

Contents:
The property was conveyed, 1, 2 July 1717, from John Hunt, late of St. Clement Danes, co. Middx., gent., Beatrix Thornton of St. James Clerkenwell, co. Middx. (widow and executrix of Richard Thornton, late citizen and apothecary of London), and Richard Thornton of St. James, Westminster, shoemaker (only son and heir of said Richard, by the said Beatrix) to Abel Muzzell [also called Muzzall] of Steyning, wheelwright (nos. WISTON/2664, 2665), who conveyed it, 7, 8 March 1733/4, to William Muzzall of Sompting, wheelwright (nos. WISTON/2666, 2667).

Development of Tillingtons  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The following documents illustrate the development of a site in Steyning.
In 1820: building formerly called Tillingtons, opposite the George inn, adjoining Steyning Poor House, in and occ. of [blank] Parsons and used as a turner's shop; small piece of garden ground (11½r.) adjoining; which building and garden abut E. on the London turnpike road, W. on Steyning Poor House, N. on lands of [blank] Carter, S. on Mouse Lane; small piece of garden ground (14r.) on the other side of Mouse Lane, abutting S. on mill stream, E. and W. on lands of the parish.
In 1876: tenement, with the buildings, garden and premises belonging formerly called Tillingtons, but now called Windsor Cottage, adjoining premises formerly Steyning Poor House; two cottages, with gardens and premises belonging, in the rear of the said tenement; all abutting E. on Horsham and Steyning turnpike road, W. on premises formerly the said Poor House, since of Jane Page and now of John Goring, N. on the Bayards or Beards Field, S. on Mouse Lane.

Deeds  WISTON/2668-2686  1820-1876

Contents:
The property was conveyed, 29, 30 May 1820, from Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to John Brackley of Steyning, bricklayer, and George Gates of Steyning, brewer, his trustee (nos. WISTON/2668, 2669). There is also an attested copy (1829) of each part of this conveyance (nos. WISTON/2670, 2671), and of two later conveyances, 16, 17 July 1827 and 6, 7 Jan. 1829, between the same parties, involving parts of a field called the Bayard which also abut on Mouse Lane (nos. WISTON/2672-2675). George Gates of Steyning, yeo., and another trustee, John Cheesman of Steyning, gent., released their interest in the property, 29 July 1851, to said John Brackley (no. WISTON/2676), who mortgaged it, 29 Oct. 1851, to William Lelliott of Steyning, labourer (no. WISTON/2677). There were further mortgages, 10 Jan. 1853 (with schedule of title-deeds), to William West of Wiston, groom (nos. WISTON/2678, 2679), and 8 Jan. 1855, to Edward Luckin of Apsley Farm in Thakeham, yeo. (no. WISTON/2680). The said Edward Luckin and John Brackley conveyed the property, 1 May 1858, to Thomas Bennett of the Lodge in Woodbridge, co. Suffolk, domestic servant (no. WISTON/2681), who, having mortgaged it, 27 Oct. 1866, to Edward Cripps of Steyning, gent. (no. WISTON/2682), conveyed it, 31 Dec. 1869, subject to the said mortgage, to George Bennett of Steyning, gent. (no. WISTON/2683). The property was conveyed, 25 March 1876, from said Edward Cripps, John Bennett of Steyning, inkeeper, and Edward Slaughter of Steyning, tailor, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston, in consideration of £435 (no. WISTON/2684), and there are letters of even date relating to payment of purchase money and indemnity against dower of widow of John Brackley (nos. WISTON/2685, 2686).

Abstract of title of devisees in trust for sale under the will of late George Bennett reciting 29, 30 May 1820-6 Jan. 1876.  WISTON/2687  c1876

Conveyance (lease and release), from John Tilly of Steyning, grocer, and Ann, his wife, at the direction of Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk, to Thomas Ryder of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esq., to the uses, and upon the trusts, of two settlements, 11 June 1767 and a release, 23 March 1771, of the Norfolk estates; with final concord, and counterpart.  WISTON/2688-2691  7, 8 Aug 1805

Contents:
Tenement formerly called the George inn, afterwards the King's Head inn, with all stables, outhouses, buildings, etc., belonging, purchased by James Tilly, late father of said John Tilly, of Thomas Swain; burgage tenement containing shop, kitchen, brewhouse, cellar, two butteries, three chambers and two garretts, with a court or yard and backside or garden belonging, abutting S. on High Street [other abuttals given], and now used as two tenements; new erected building used as stables, purchased by said John Tilly of Richard Thornton; 1a. in field called the Meadlands, lately part of Court Farm and purchased by said John Tilly of Charles Groome; tenement, barn, garden, orchard, buildings and lands (12a.) called Newlands alias Frogshole, purchased by the said John Tilly of John Edwards and Margaret, his wife; parcel of land (3a.) called the Bayard at Broad Bourn Stream [abuttals given]; parcel of land (4a.) in a former Common Field called Meadlands [abuttals given] all in Steyning.

Tenement, barn, stable, outhouses, buildings, yard, backside and garden in Steyning, abutting E. on the White Horse inn, W. on tenement late in occ. of John Dennett, peruke maker, and now in occ. of [blank] Young and belonging to Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk; all formerly the estate of Adam Martin and devised by him to his son Thomas Martin, and his daus., Elizabeth Elgar and Mary Martin, spinster, as tenants in common [further transactions recited].  [no ref. or date]

Final concord, with counterpart, Michaelmas Term, 1777; Thomas Martin v. Siderick Elgar and Elizabeth, his wife, and Mary Martin, spinster (no. WISTON/2692, 2693). The property was conveyed, 2, 3 May 1815, from the said Siderick Elgar of Steyning, mercer, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk, in consideration of £400, and there is a final concord, with counterpart (nos. WISTON/2694-2697).  WISTON/2692-2697  1777 - 1815

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Tenement, woodhouse and garden, formerly in occ. of William Langford and once the estate of Thomas Longley, dec'd.
II Tenement, orchard, garden and close of land called Hill Place, sometimes Washers, abutting S. on highway, N. on lands formerly of the widow Stallman, then of John Ingram, W. on lane from the highway to Steyning Church, E. on messuage formerly in occ. of the widow Hooker; all purchased by Peter Leggatt, dec'd., from Charles Browne, eldest son and heir at law of John Browne, late of Steyning, gent., dec'd.; (by 1794, with 12 tenements lately erected on the said orchard, garden and close [names of tenants given]); tenement, dwellinghouse and garden plot abutting E. on highway from Steyning Market House to Wiston, S. on lane from highway to the West Mill, N.W. on tenement and garden formerly of William Plumb, heretofore in occ. of Richard Tallbott.
III Four new-built tenements [names of tenants given]; parcel of ground, enclosed by a wall, on N. side of High Street, abutting N.W. on new-built messuage and premises of Thomas Sone, S.E. on lane from High Street to said four tenements (by 1794, no longer enclosed by wall, and with tenement lately erected thereon).
IV Parcel of ground (12r.) abutting E. on the Flax Barn, N. on highway from Steyning to Wiston, S. and S.E. on mill stream; with range of buildings erected thereon, consisting of six tenements or dwellinghouses [names of tenants given].

Deeds of property I  WISTON/2698-2705  1789-1790

Contents:
Elizabeth Langford of Steyning, widow, conveyed her life interest in property I, 30, 31 March 1789, to John Ingram of Steyning, surgeon (nos. WISTON/2698, 2699), who made a declaration of trust, 13 April 1789, to Charles, [11th] Duke of Norfolk (no. WISTON/2700). Anthony Brown of Portsmouth, co. Hants., grocer, and Elizabeth, his wife (only child of William Campion, late of Beeding, cordwainer, by Mary, his wife (née Langford), both dec'd.) conveyed their interest in a fourth part of the same property, expectant on the death of said Elizabeth Langford, to the said John Ingram, 20, 21 May 1790 (nos. WISTON/2701, 2702), and there is a final concord, with counterpart (nos. WISTON/2703, 2704) and another declaration of trust, 1 June 1790, to the Duke of Norfolk (no. WISTON/2705).

Deeds of properties II and III  WISTON/2706-2711  1789

Contents:
Properties II and III were conveyed to John Ingram, 22, 23 and 24, 25 Nov. 1789, by Elizabeth Leggatt of Chichester, spinster (only child of Peter Leggatt, late of Steyning, butcher, dec'd.) and Thomas Sone of Steyning, shopkeeper (and Avice, his wife) respectively (nos. WISTON/2706-2709) and there are declarations of trust, 26 Nov. 1789, to the Duke of Norfolk, for both properties (nos. WISTON/2710, 2711).

John Ingram conveyed all four properties to Charles, Duke of Norfolk.  WISTON/2712, 2713  23, 24 July 1794

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Tenement, garden, orchard, backside, buildings and premises on S. side of Steyning High Street and now divided into two tenements; (by 1794, two tenements, formerly one tenement, with the gardens, orchard, backside, buildings, etc.)
II Three new erected tenements built on the premises in property I; two large carpenter's shops with the outbuilding now used as a woodhouse, also lately erected on said premises; croft of land (1a.) called Britain Croft abutting S.W. on 1a. in the Mill Bay, N.W. on lane to the mill, E. on town of Steyning, S. on burgage messuage in Steyning, and adjoining Brittain [sic] Well.

Deeds  WISTON/2714-2719  1789 - 1794

Contents:
Property I was conveyed, 3, 4 June 1789, from John Ingram of Steyning, surgeon, to Henry Howard of Thornbury, co. Glos., esq. (nos. WISTON/2714, 2715), and there is a bond in £600, of even date (no. WISTON/2716), and an (unexecuted) declaration of trust, 1 Oct. 1789, by the said Henry Howard to Charles, [11th] Duke of Norfolk (no. WISTON/2717). Both properties were conveyed, 23, 24 July 1794, from the said Henry to the said Duke of Norfolk (nos. WISTON/2718, 2719).

Four conveyances, all 23, 24 July 1794, to Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk:  [no ref. or date]

(i) from Thomas Charles Medwin of Horsham, gent.  WISTON/2720, 2721  23, 24 Jul 1794

Contents:
Tenement and garden in Steyning, late in occ. of William Emery, now of William Sharpe and the parish officers of Steyning, late the estate of Thomas Baker.

(ii) from James Martin Lloyd of Lancing, esq.  WISTON/2722, 2723  23, 24 Jul 1794

Contents:
Two tenements and backside in Steyning, formerly in occ. of the widow Kitchenor and Richard Sharpe, afterwards of Edward Baw and John Michell, late of John Hards, John Batchelor and Arthur Tilly and now of the said John Hards, Arthur Tilly and William Bennett; building, lately converted into a tenement, adjoining the said premises, in occ. of John Hards and late his inheritance; tenement with a cellar situate under the parlour of the house adjoining, in occ. of Richard Penfold, and the brewhouse, stable, garden and backside belonging, on S.W. side of Steyning High Street, with a moiety of the well belonging, and liberty of ingress, etc., through a passage (4 ft. wide) adjoining N. side of the wall or pale which adjoins Testers Gate and connecting the said tenement and premises with the King's highway beside the said Gate.

(iii) from John Tilly of Steyning, shopkeeper.  WISTON/2724, 2725  23, 24 Jul 1794

Contents:
Building lately used as a waggon house, stable and store house; messuage divided into two tenements, with gardens, in Steyning, formerly in occ. of William Bennett and John Stringer, late of the said John Stringer and Elizabeth Peters, widow, now of James Gent and John Belchamber, abutting N. on tenement and garden of Sir Harry Gough, W. on turnpike road from Steyning to [Upper] Beeding, E. and S. on lands of John Fuller, esq., and late the estate of Robert Johnson; six tenements lately erected on the said gardens and premises, in occs. of Stephen Reeves, William Slater, George Burchell, William Welling, John Tippen and John Butcher.

(iv) from Edward Carleton of Arundel, gent.  WISTON/2726-2727  23, 24 Jul 1794

Contents:
Tenement in Church Street, Steyning, formerly in occ. of Benjamin Wheeler, late of Charles Edes, now of Edward Moon; croft called Turners Croft in Steyning adjoining highway from Steyning to Findon, formerly in occ. of Stephen Rickwood, Charles Groome and Richard Groome, late of John Wilson, now of John Ingram, and late the estate of Frances, wife of Robert Hubbard, gent., and Charles Philpot, clerk; three tenements lately erected on the said croft, or some part thereof whereon a barn lately stood, in occs. of Richard Penfold, William Parsons and Charles Groome.

Norfolk estates  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The above entries, and many of the deeds so far catalogued under Steyning have shown how various properties in that parish became part of the Norfolk estates. In 1794 these properties were involved in conveyances and deeds of exchange between (a) Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk (or his trustee) and (b) Henry Addington, Speaker of the House of Commons, and Sir Joseph Banks of Revesby Abbey, co. Lincs., bart. (trustees of the estate of Sir John Honywood, late of Evington, co.Kent, bart., dec'd.).

Deeds  WISTON/2728-2735  1794-1797


Related information: See also WISTON/6615-6618

Contents:
Moieties of part, and the residue, of the Steyning estates of (a) were conveyed, 1, 2 and 3, 4 Sept. 1794, to (b), in exchange for the advowson of the vicarage of Steyning, and Bramber Farm (17a.), respectively (nos. WISTON/2728-2731). By conveyance, 1, 2 Sept. 1794, (a) received from (b) a moiety of all the Steyning property devised by the will and codicil of Fraser Honywood, esq., dec'd. (nos. WISTON/2732, 2733). This property amounted to some 47 tenements [full details given] in Church, High and Singwell Streets, 'the Street', Chantry Green, and elsewhere, in Steyning. A moiety of the residue of the Honywood Steyning estate was conveyed from (b) to (a), 5, 6 Sept. 1794; these properties (which amounted to about 25 tenements in Steyning), together with some other properties of (a), were then mortgaged to (b), for £15,525; the deed of mortgage is merely an extension of the deed of conveyance and both are endorsed with a reconveyance, 19, 20 Dec. 1797, from (b) to (a), of the mortgaged estates (nos. WISTON/2734, 2735).

Abstracts of title of: (i) Charles, [11th] Duke of Norfolk, to estates in Steyning, reciting 13 Oct. 1688-3, 4 Sept. 1794; (ii) [trustees], to estates purchased by the late Sir John Honywood, dec'd., reciting 19 June 1652-25 Aug. 1779; (iii) [trustees], to estates, part whereof was purchased by Fraser Honywood, esq., dec'd., and the remainder by trustees in pursuance of his will, reciting 4, 5 April 1682-13 March 1792.  WISTON/2736-2738  c1779-c1794


Related information: See also WISTON/6615-6618

Conveyances to Robert Hurst of Horsham Park, esq., as trustee for Charles, [11th] Duke of Norfolk  [no ref. or date]

(i) from the devisees under the will, 6 Feb. 1769, of Elizabeth Burfield of Steyning, widow, dec'd.  WISTON/2739, 2740  17, 18 Sept 1804

Contents:
Burgage tenement, garden and backside in Church Street, Steyning, formerly Taverner's and Groomes's, since Burfield's, now in occ. of Clement Farlly, wheelwright; with the pew or seat in Steyning Church.

(ii) from Thomas Sone of Steyning, upholsterer and auctioneer, and Charles Groome of Newham in Steyning, gent., his trustee.  WISTON/2741, 2742  1, 2 Oct 1805

Contents:
Tenement and garden in High Street, Steyning, in occ. of Charles Lassiter 'and others', late of James Slater, before of the widow Reed, and formerly of Thomas Laundey.
Both properties were conveyed, 21, 22 July 1815 (by endorsement), to said Charles, Duke of Norfolk.

Conveyances, both 15, 16 Jan. 1807, to Charles, [11th] Duke of Norfolk:  [no ref. or date]

(i) from Philip Norris of Steyning, bricklayer, and Elizabeth, his wife.  WISTON/2743, 2744  15, 16 Jan 1807

Contents:
Burgage tenement in Steyning called the Prison House, with garden (73 ft. x 33 ft. x 56 ft.); three dwellinghouses erected on part of the said premises by the said Philip Norris; adjoining stable.

(ii) from Edward Young of Steyning, fellmonger, and Sarah, his wife; the said Edward is eldest son and heir of Edward Young, snr., late of Steyning, gent., dec'd., and Mary, his wife, formerly Mary Muzzall, dau. and heir of Abel Muzzall and Mary his wife, and neice and heir of William Muzzall, brother of said Abel.  WISTON/2745, 2746  15, 16 Jan 1807

Contents:
Two burgage tenements (formerly one) with the outhouse and two gardens (formerly an orchard), near the Singwells in Steyning, on S. side of the High Street to Bramber, in occs. of said Edward Young and Thomas Hill; barn and gates belonging, heretofore in occ. of Thomas Parsons and William Crossingham, now of said Edward Young, John Brooks, Thomas Parsons and the parish officers of Steyning, abutting N. and E. on highway from Steyning to Wiston, S. on tenement heretofore of John Hughes, now of Peter Lachmas; orchard or parcel of land (½a.) in Steyning, in occ. of William Dumbrell and called the King's Arms' Orchard; two crofts of land (10a.) in Steyning called Cannons Crofts, formerly in occ. of Charles Groome, now of said Edward Young.

Conveyances to (i) Charles, [11th] Duke of Norfolk and (ii) Bernard Edward, [12th] Duke of Norfolk  [no ref. or date]

(i) from Henry Kemp of Horsham, fellmonger, subject to life interest of Jenny Kemp, widow of Richard Kemp, late of Steyning, dec'd., park keeper to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq.  WISTON/2747, 2748  1, 2 Aug 1814

Contents:
Tenement, with buildings and garden behind, in occ. of said Jenny Kemp, abutting N.E. on Steyning High Street, S.W. on high road at the bottom of Steyning Common Field, S.E. on messuage and garden of William Downey, N.W. on messuage and garden in occ. of Clement Farley.

(ii) from William Downey of Steyning, hackneyman, and Elizabeth, his wife; with attested extract from final concord, Hilary Term 1817.  WISTON/2749-2751  25, 26 Nov 1816

Contents:
Tenement, formerly in occ. of Thomas Mercer, since of Elizabeth Knight, widow, since of John Beddell, now of said William Downey, adjoining N.W. end of burgage tenement, orchard, garden and backside, formerly in occ. of Thomas Bawcombe, since of Harry Bawcombe, dec'd, since of John Bawcombe and now of Harry Bawcombe, his son, on S.W. side of Steyning High Street, abutting N.W. on tenement and premises formerly of Richard Kempe, dec'd., now of Elizabeth Kemp, widow; parcel of land 57 ft. x 25 ft.) used as a garden, part of the garden or backside of the said burgage tenement, with small edifice lately erected thereon; fourth part of pump in garden of said burgage tenement, with right of access.
Endorsed with conveyance, 23, 24 July 1817, from Bernard Edward, Duke of Norfolk, to Henry Howard of Corby Castle, co. Cumberland, esq.

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £866 8s. 0d., from Henry Howard of Corby Castle, co. Cumberland esq. (in pursuance of the trusts of the will, 25 Nov. 1815, of Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk), to Sir Arthur Piggott of Gower Street, Bedford Square, co. Middx., kt.  WISTON/2752, 2753  27, 28 Feb 1818

Contents:
Two tenements under one roof, and small gardens, in occs. of William Morris and John Hicox; six tenements under one roof, and small gardens, in occ. of Stephen Reeves 'and others'; four tenements under one roof, without gardens, in the lane by the school room, in occ. of James Tutton 'and others'; the school room, formerly a meeting house, opposite the White Horse [inn], leased for three lives and in occ. of Thomas Sone; piece of ground called the King's Arms' Orchard and Garden (2r.) in occ. of Mrs. Groome; two houses under one roof, and gardens, in occ. of widow Standen and Abraham Hipditch; garden (2r.) at back of last mentioned houses, in occ. of Charles Marshall; two tenements under one roof, near the entrance to Steyning town, in occ. of Samuel Daniels and William Miles; barn and yard at the said entrance, in occ. of John Sone; all in Steyning, in Bidling tithing and the manor of Charlton.
Recites from 54 George III [1814]: An Act for exchanging parts of the settled estates of. .. Charles, Duke of Norfolk, for fee simple estates of the said Duke and for exchanging other parts of such settled estates for fee simple estates of Charles Goring, esquire.

Quitclaim from Elizabeth Leggatt of Steyning, spinster, in consideration of £40, to Bernard Edward, [12th] Duke of Norfolk  WISTON/2754  26 Nov 1829

Contents:
In respect of her third part share of dower in the following property:--
Parcel of land with 16 or 17 cottages thereon, in Steyning, called High Place, late of Peter Leggatt, dec'd.
Recites from conveyance, 13, 14 Feb. 1818, from Frances Cawthorn, widow of John Cawthorn and formerly Frances Leggatt, widow of Peter Leggatt, to Marianne Parson, spinster.

Conveyance in consideration of £127 3s. 9d., from the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, late of Wiston, esq., dec'd., to Henry Charles, [13th] Duke of Norfolk.  WISTON/2755  30 Dec 1844

Contents:
Heriots and services due in respect of lands [details given] in Steyning, held of the manor of Charlton.

Parcel of land in Steyning called Church Field (3a. 0r. 29p.); by 1858 with two cottages, with gardens belonging, erected on part of the said field.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2756-2761  1798 - 1858

Contents:
There is a certificate, 28 Nov. 1798, of contract of Charles Groome of Steyning, gent., for the redemption of Land Tax on his property in Steyning, and there are attached certificates of the amount of the said Tax and property assessed (no. WISTON/2756). Jane Lamport of Steyning, spinster, conveyed a moiety in the property, 21 22 Jan. 1820, to her nephew, Thomas Groome of Steyning, gent., who, together with his father, Charles Groome, now had the entirety of the property (nos. WISTON/2757, 2758). Thomas Groome conveyed part of the field, 16 Jan. 1841, to the vicar and churchwardens of the parish 'to the use of the Managers for the time being of a School at Steyning which shall always be united to the National Society for promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church throughout England and Wales' (no. WISTON/2759; copy). There is an account of succession duty, 1857, on the death of Thomas Groome, involving the above field, and other property including Newham Farm (no. WISTON/2760). Charles Groome of Lyons Farm in Sompting and Broadwater, and the other trustees under the will of said Thomas Groome, conveyed the above field, together with Newham House and a garden or orchard, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston; this conveyance, 29 Nov. 1858, in consideration of £1,650, includes a covenant to surrender a tenement and garden in Steyning late Groome's, formerly Bowler's, held of the manor of King's Barn, and has a marginal plan (no. WISTON/2761).

Conveyance, in consideration of £4, 350, from Charles Groome of Lyons Farm in Sompting and Broadwater, and the other trustees under the will of Thomas Groome, late of Worthing, dec'd., to trustees to uses of the will of Charles Goring, late of Wiston, esq., dec'd.; with deed of covenant, of even date, for production of deeds.  WISTON/2762, 2763  29 Nov 1858

Contents:
Several parcels of land, buildings and hereditaments (61a. 1r. 27p.) in Steyning, including the Washingstools [details given in schedule and marginal plan].

Norfolk estates  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
It has been shown how the Steyning estates of the Dukes of Norfolk were augmented by a number of conveyances and exchanges, particularly with the trustees of the Honywood Steyning estates. These same properties, and indeed the entire town of Steyning, became involved with properties in other parishes in deeds of exchange and sale with trustees of the will of Charles Goring, and the Rev. John Goring. Over two years elapsed before the completion of sales, and the deeds of covenant, investigations into title, and associated documents are described below in chronological sequence, ending with the final engrossments of 1869. In all the following paragraphs, (a) will be taken to mean Henry, [15th] Duke of Norfolk, and his trustees, or others concerned with the sale of the Norfolk estates; (b) trustees of the will of Charles Goring, late of Wiston, esq., dec'd.; (c) the Rev. John Goring of Wiston.

Deeds  WISTON/2764-2775  1867-1816

Contents:
There is a deed of covenant, 30 May 1867, for the sale of 35a. land in Steyning from (a) to (b) in exchange for 40a. in Arundel and Lyminster (no. WISTON/2764); particulars of the Steyning property of (a) are given in a schedule, [blank] May 1867 (no. WISTON/2765), with three traced plans of the town, one 20 x 22 in., two 22 x 28 in. (with extra property) (nos. WISTON/2766-2768). Another deed of covenant, 1 Oct. 1867, arranges for the exchange of 422a. in Ashington, Buncton, Steyning, Washington and Wiston (including the Chancton estate, 384a.) from (a) to (b), in return for 175a. in Lyminster and Arundel (no. WISTON/2769). Associated with this deed is a fire insurance policy, 1862-3, for property in Steyning (no. WISTON/2770), and a bundle of correspondence, 11 May-9 June 1867, with memorandum as to timber valuation of Chancton Farm [in Washington] and valuation of properties to be exchanged (no. WISTON/2771; 9 docs.). Other documents relating to Chancton are extracts from an Inclosure award, 6 Dec. 1816, of that manor inter alia (no. WISTON/2772), a fragmentary tracing (no. WISTON/2773), plan of Little Chancton Farm (15 x 12 in.) showing proposed, but later rejected, boundary of lands to be exchanged (no. WISTON/2774), and traced plan (23 x 20 in.) showing altered, and presumably revised, boundary (no. WISTON/2775).

Abstracts  WISTON/2776-2780  1867

Contents:
Abstract of charges formerly affecting Sussex estates of (a) comprised in family settlement, 31 May 1839, but now paid off (no. WISTON/2776); abstract of deed, 10 July 1858, charging estates of (a) with £15,000 mortgage debt (no. WISTON/2777); abstract of title of (a) to manor and borough of Steyning and estates in Ashington, Buncton, Steyning, Washington and Wiston, reciting 30, 31 May 1839-1 March 1867 (no. WISTON/2778); abstract of title of (a) to 8a. 2r. 28p. land in Washington, part of Chancton Farm, reciting 1 and 3 Aug. 1829--The Arundel Estate Act, 1863 (no. WISTON/2779); abstract of title of (a) to estates in Steyning, from the settlement, 24 and 26 Dec. 1814, to the disentailment of 1839 (no. WISTON/2780).

Abstracts  WISTON/2781-2787  1868-1869

Conditions of access: (Severely damaged by damp; they are partly fragmentary or illegible are not fit for production, but most, if not all, of the information they provide is available elsewhere.

Contents:
Abstract of disentailing assurance and recovery of 1814 affecting Steyning estates of (a) (no. WISTON/2781); abstract of conveyance of hereditaments in Steyning showing title of (a) (no. WISTON/2782); abstract, as no. WISTON/2776 (no. WISTON/2783); abstract of leases of property in Steyning belonging to (a) and contracted to be sold to (c) (no. WISTON/2784); abstract of deed, 12 Feb. 1803 (no. WISTON/2785); abstract of conveyances by Henry Howard of Corby Castle, co. Cumberland, to (a) of property in Steyning (no. WISTON/2786); abstract of title of (a) to manor and borough of Steyning and property therein (no. WISTON/2787).

Abstracts  WISTON/2788-2795  1868-1869

Contents:
Abstract of title of (a) to property in Steyning, reciting, 2, 3 May 1815-16 Aug. 1817 (no. WISTON/2788); as no. WISTON/2788, but reciting 30, 31 March 1789-26 Nov. 1789 (no. WISTON/2789); as no. WISTON/2788, but reciting 1, 2 May 1814 (no. WISTON/2790); as no. WISTON/2788, but reciting 2 Sept. 1794 (no. WISTON/2791); as no. 2788, but reciting 13, 14 Feb. 1807 (no. WISTON/2793); abstract of will, 25 Nov. 1815, and codicil of Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk (no. WISTON/2794); abstract of release of dower, 26 Nov. 1829, by Elizabeth Leggatt of Steyning, spinster, to Bernard Edward, [12th] Duke of Norfolk (no. WISTON/2795).
(Nos. WISTON/2791, 2792 are abstracts of the deeds of sale and exchange of the Honywood Steyning estates. The abstracts, generally, in this bundle relate to various properties of which the original deeds have been catalogued already.

Instructions to counsel, observations and requisitions on the above abstracts of title, with replies or opinion of counsel.  WISTON/2796-2808  1867-9

Extract (certified 23 Jan. 1869) from Steyning Land Tax Assessment 1867-8 (no. WISTON/2809); schedule, 1869, of deeds and documents, 23, 24 July 1794-28 Aug. 1866, to be delivered to (c) on completion of purchase (no. WISTON/2810); affidavits, 17 and 19 July 1869, of Charles Barkshire of Arundel, gent., and William Brackley of Steyning, builder, with extracts from rentals of property of (a) and original rental, 1843, of Steyning (nos. WISTON/2811, 2812); accounts and calculations of consideration money (no. WISTON/2813; 3 docs.).  WISTON/2809-2813  1869

Conveyance, 21 Aug. 1869 (with draft), from Augusta, widow of Henry Granville [14th] Duke of Norfolk, and her trustees, to (a), in respect of certain tenements in Steyning, to the uses of the Norfolk settlement of 1839 (no. WISTON/2814, 2815)  WISTON/2814-2818  1869

Contents:
Associated with this conveyance are certificates of entries (1826-1838) in parish registers relating to the family of Sir Arthur Piggott (a trustee of the [12th] Duke of Norfolk) (no. WISTON/2816; 5 docs.) declarations, 4 and 25 Aug. 1869, as to pedigree of Sir Arthur Piggott (no. WISTON/2817), and certificate, 2 Sept. 1869, of Commissioners for acknowledging deeds by married women (no. WISTON/2818).

Deed of exchange between (a) and (b); (a) conveys to (b) 457a. in Ashington, Buncton, Steyning, Washington and Wiston, including the Chancton estate; (b) in consideration of £2,450, conveys to (a) 212a. in Arundel and Lyminster. Both groups of properties are described in schedules. The consideration money is the amount by which the property conveyed from (b) to (a) exceeds the value of the property conveyed from (a) to (b).  WISTON/2819  5 Oct 1869

Conveyance, in consideration of £20,000, from (a) to (c) in respect of the borough, manor and hundred of Steyning, and hereditaments therein. The properties are described in a schedule. The deed is endorsed with a conveyance to (c), 6 May 1873, of a garden omitted from the principal conveyance.  WISTON/2820  5 Oct 1869

Abstracts etc  WISTON/2821-2825  1869 - 1870

Contents:
Abstract of title (1869) of (c) to a messuage and garden [unspecified] in Steyning, reciting only no. WISTON/2820 (no. WISTON/2821); schedule of leases, 21 Aug. 1845-28 Aug. 1866, of properties in Steyning now owned by (c), which documents were received, 25 Nov. 1869 (no. WISTON/2822); plans [some coloured but all fragmentary] of properties involved in the said leases (no. WISTON/2823; 5 docs.); deed of covenant, 7 Feb. 1870, between (a) and (c) for production of deeds (no. WISTON/2824); particulars (n.d.) of property in Steyning belonging to (c), with letter, 13 May 1870, about property to be offered to [Mr.] Breach, and draft calculations (no. WISTON/2825; 1 vol. and 9 docs.).

Barn and yard, heretofore called the Lower Barn, but for many years used as a fellmonger's yard, with the buildings belonging; small croft or field adjoining on which is erected a warehouse, workshop and other buildings; small yard, with buildings thereon, near Mouse Lane, also used as a fellmonger's yard, and called the Little Yard; all in Steyning.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2826-2828  1845 - 1876

Contents:
The property was leased, 21 Aug. 1845, from Henry Charles [13th] Duke of Norfolk, to George Thomas Breach of Steyning, fellmonger, for 99 years, at the yearly rent of £15 (nos. WISTON/2826, 2827; with counterpart and marginal plans); the Rev. John Goring of Wiston became possessed of the reversion, and the lease was surrendered to him, 3 Jan. 1876, by the said lessee, and by Robert and Edwin Breach of Steyning, fellmongers, wooldealers and farmers (no. WISTON/2828).

Piece of ground (dimensions given) in Steyning, on part whereof an old house stood but has lately [sic in 1853] been taken down  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Abutting N. on garden in occ. of James Matthews, S. on garden in occ. of George Breach, E. on garden in occ. of Harriett Cox, W. on pavement of High Street; by 1875, with two dwellinghouse and shops, washhouses and workshop, and other erections thereon.

Solicitor's letter, 8 April 1853 (no. WISTON/2829), concerning the signing of a lease of the above property, dated the following day, from Henry Charles [13th] Duke of Norfolk, to William Brackley of Steyning, bricklayer, for 99 years, at the yearly rent of £2 (nos WISTON/2830, 2831; with counterpart and marginal plans). The lease was assigned, 8 May 1875, by the trustees for sale under the will of the above lessee, in consideration of £310, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/2832).  WISTON/2829-2832  1853-1875

Abstract of title of the said devisees in trust for sale, reciting 9 April 1853-17 Jan. 1875.  WISTON/2833  c1875

Parcel of land (16r.) in Steyning, heretofore parcel of a field called the Bayard, abutting N. and W. on other parts of said field, S. on Mouse Lane, E. on garden formerly of Steyning Poor House, now of John Goring; with the dwellinghouse and outbuildings standing thereon.  [no ref. or date]

Copies of the wills of John Cheesman of Steyning, merchant (20 April 1855) and of his widow, Elizabeth (6 Nov. 1867) (nos. WISTON/2834, 2835). Their son, John Goodger Cheesman of Steyning, gent., conveyed the above property, 8 May 1875, at the request of the devisees in trust for sale under the will of William Brackley, dec'd., and in consideration of £290, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/2836).  WISTON/2834-2836  [n.d.]

Abstract of title of the said devisees in trust for sale, reciting 17, 18 June 1833-17 Jan. 1875.  WISTON/2837  c1875

Parcel of land (dimensions given) in Steyning High Street, abutting S.E. on garden in occ. of William Brackley, W. on Charlton Street, N.E. on timber yard of John Goring; with two tenements, shops and buildings erected thereon.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2838-2842  1870-1874

Contents:
The Rev. John Goring of Wiston conveyed the property, 17 March 1870, to Edward Cook of Steyning, stonemason, in consideration of £550 (no. WISTON/2838; with marginal plan). There is an abstract of the title of Edward Cook, reciting 5 Oct. 1869-[blank] 1870 (no. WISTON/2839), followed by a mortgage by him, 18 March 1870, to Robert Breach of Steyning, woolstapler (no. WISTON/2840), to whom the trustee of the property of Edward Joanes Cook of Steyning, stonemason (whose business was in liquidation) released an equity of redemption, 1 July 1873 (no. WISTON/2841; with marginal plan). The property was re-conveyed to the Rev. John Goring, 14 Dec. 1874, by the said Robert Breach, in consideration of £650 (no. WISTON/2842; with marginal plan).

Nash Farm  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2843-2846  1860-1882

Contents:
There is an abstract of the codicil, 2 March 1860, to the will of Elizabeth Ruth Banister of Steyning, spinster (no. WISTON/2843). Her brother, Thomas Banister of the Inner Temple, London, and 6 Holland Place, North Brixton, co. Surrey, married Lucy Spencer, widow (formerly Lucy Broad), under whose will the property became vested in Francis Munton of Queen Victoria Street, London, as devisee in trust. There is an abstract of the latter's title (1882) reciting 24 Aug. 1860-28 Feb. 1877 (no. WISTON/2844), and an abstract of the title (1882) of Thomas Brown of Steyning, miller (who purchased the property) reciting 28 Sept. 1882 only (no. WISTON/2845). No. WISTON/2846 is a plan of Nash Farm from sales particulars; the auction was in London, 31 July 1882.

Piece of arable land in Brewhouse Laine, near Newham Farm Homestead, called Seven Rood Piece (3r. 24p.); piece of unenclosed arable land in Chequer Laine, near the said Homestead, called Upper Five Acres of the Rublees; pieces of unenclosed arable land in Brewhouse Laine called Five Rood Piece (1a. 0r. 22p.) and Pest House Piece (2r. 24p.); all in Steyning.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance, 29 Jan. 1883, from the Governors of Steyning Grammar School, in consideration of £985, to Charles Inigo Thomas of The Admiralty, Whitehall, Westminster, esq. (no. WISTON/2847), who conveyed it, 16 Jan. 1886, for the same consideration money, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (no. WISTON/2848). Both deeds have marginal plans.  WISTON/2847, 2848  1883-1886

Steyning water mill, with engine house, coal house, store house, granary and dressing room, and machinery as described in two schedules; in later docs. called Steyning Court Mill.  [no ref. or date]

Two leases, 28 Sept. 1886, from year to year, at the yearly rent of £75, from the Rev. John Goring of Wiston to Thomas Brown of Steyning, miller (nos. WISTON/2849, 2849a).  WISTON/2849-2859  1886-1899

Contents:
Associated with this are: undated copy of said two schedules (no. WISTON/2850); notes, 2 Aug. 1889 and 5 Aug. 1897, about machinery (no. WISTON/2851); report, 16 May 1898, by Harry James Burt as to condition and rental value of mill (no. WISTON/2852); specification, 24 Dec. 1898, of repairs and adjustments to the steam engine (no. WISTON/2853); further specification, 28 Dec. 1898, with printed heading of Henry Grist of Horsham, millwright (no. WISTON/2854); letters, 25 Feb. 1899, to the Rev. J. Goring concerning the letting of the mill [and probably answering an advertisement] (nos. WISTON/2855, 2856); provisional schedule of mill fixtures, 1 March 1899 (no. WISTON/2857); inventory and valuation of tenant's property, 13 April 1899 (no. WISTON/2858); letter, 24 April 1899, from Harry James Burt of Steyning, estate agent, to the Rev. John Goring about valuation of the mill 'and the amount due to Mrs. Brown' (no. WISTON/2859).
(One doc bears penciled alterations which would make it a lease, 28 Sept. 1902, for 3 years, at the yearly rent of £60, from Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to Henry Barnes of Steyning, miller.

Parcel of land in Church Street, Steyning, with messuage, coachhouse and stable erected thereon.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds etc  WISTON/2860-2865  1893 - 1909

Contents:
The earliest documents relate to the actual erection of the house; there is the specification, on behalf of T. Bolton, esq., of work to be done and materials to be used, as drawn up, February 1893, by Henry S. Tyack of 36 St. Martin's Lane, London, architect (no. WISTON/2860), as well as a ground plan, 25 x 29 in., of each floor and the outbuildings (no. WISTON/2861) and a watercolour impression, 13 x 13 in., of the front elevation of the house (no. WISTON/2862). These documents are in an envelope addressed to T. Bolton, esq., Heathfield House, Jarvis Lane, Steyning. The property was leased, 2 June 1894, from the Rev. John Goring of Wiston to Thomas Bolton of Steyning, veterinary surgeon, for 60 years at the yearly rent of £5 (no. WISTON/2863). The latter received two other leases, one, 10 Sept. 1896, from the said John Goring in respect of part of Church Meadow (no. WISTON/2864), the other, 5 April 1909, from Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., in respect of a cottage and garden in Church Street (no. WISTON/2865). All the leases have marginal plans and are in an envelope addressed to G. S. Mitchell, esq. 31 London Road, Horsham.

Grants of right of way.  [no ref. or date]

(i) from George Burgess Michell of Steyning and Edward Michell of 11, St. Mary's Road, Canonbury, London, brewers, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston, in respect of a passage between a malthouse and the site of an old cottage, recently pulled down, and garden in Church Street, Steyning; with letter, 9 Oct. 1901, covering despatch to [blank].  WISTON/2866, 2867  13 Sept 1893

(ii) from Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., and others, to Frank Duke of Steyning, builder, in respect of land in Steyning, recently converted into a road, called Mill Road; with marginal plan.  WISTON/2868  16 Oct 1911

Five pieces of land (4a. 3r. 13p.) in Steyning Common Laines, being nos. WISTON/206, 210, 212, 216 and WISTON/227 on the tithe map.  [no ref. or date]

Abstract of title (1905) of Edward Cripps of Steyning, solicitor, reciting 28 Oct. 1884-28 June 1900, and with attached plan (no. WISTON/2869); he conveyed the property 1 Feb. 1906 to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., in consideration of £100 (no. WISTON/2870) and there is a letter, 21 Dec. 1905, covering despatch of the abstract, and draft conveyance, to C. T. Mitchell, esq. (no. WISTON/2871).  WISTON/2869-2871  1905-1906

Parcel of land (700 sq. yards) with cottage erected thereon on E. side of Steyning High Street.  [no ref. or date]

Contract for sale, 25 Aug. 1915, from Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to John Chalcraft of High Street, Steyning, blacksmith (no. WISTON/2872; with attached plan). The conveyance, 1 Nov. 1915, is missing, but there is a deed of covenant, of even date, to erect a fence (no. WISTON/2873), a note, 14 Oct. 1918, about increment value duty (no. WISTON/2874) and a list of deeds 1717-1886, headed 'Goring & Chalcraft' (no. WISTON/2875).  WISTON/2872-2875  1915-1918

Contents:
(The list of deeds was found loose in a different box. It should be stated that there is no direct evidence to link it with this property, but the association seems at least possible.)

Leases of Steyning properties.  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 11 years, at the yearly rent of £800, from Charles Eversfield of Denne Place in Horsham to William Carter of Court Farm in Steyning, farmer.  WISTON/2876  2 Dec 1816

Contents:
Tenement and manor house called Court House with barns, stables, dovehouses and buildings belonging; several farms, lands and grounds of lessor called Charlton or Court Farm and Newham Farm; cottage and adjoining croft called Feasts; land (c. 88a.) [details given]; all in Steyning.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £459 7s. 0d., from Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to William Luck of Goring, yeo.  WISTON/2877  25 April 1821

Contents:
Several parcels of Court and Newham Farms, including Court farmhouse, with the garden, great barn, stables, yards and outhouses belonging, cottage with grass and milking plots, and land in Steyning (c. 232a.) and Wiston (c. 21a.) [details given].
Endorsements with assignments, 16 July 1827, to James Elphick of Newhaven, yeo., and 25 March 1829, to William Elphick of said Court Farm, yeo.

Agreement, between Mary Goring of Wiston, widow and William Elphick of Steyning, gent., for the letting of Steyning Court Farm.  WISTON/2878  23 March 1836

Lease for 99 years, at the yearly rent of £3, from Henry Charles [13th] Duke of Norfolk to George Avrey of Steyning, gent.; with marginal plan.  WISTON/2879  24 June 1854

Contents:
Piece of ground in Church Street, Steyning.

Lease for 99 years, at the yearly rent of £5 10s. 0d., from Henry Charles [13th] Duke of Norfolk, to George and Mark Michell of Steyning, brewers; with marginal plan.  WISTON/2880  24 June 1854

Contents:
Piece of ground in High Street, Steyning.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £36 2s. 0d., from Henry Granville [14th] Duke of Norfolk, to George Gates of Steyning, brewer.  WISTON/2881  30 Jan 1858

Contents:
Dwellinghouse, garden, coachhouse, stable and buildings in Steyning in occ. of lessee.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £31 13s. 0d., from Henry Granville [14th] Duke of Norfolk, to James Baker of Steyning, grocer and draper.  WISTON/2882  30 June 1859

Contents:
Dwellinghouse, yard, buildings, hereditaments and premises in Steyning High Street, in occ. of lessee.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £18, from the trustees of the estate of Henry [15th] Duke of Norfolk, with the consent of his guardians, to Thomas Duke of Steyning, butcher.  WISTON/2883  15 Oct 1862

Contents:
Dwellinghouse, garden, stable, hereditaments and premises in Steyning High Street, in occ. of lessee.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £5, from the Rev. John Goring of Wiston to Mary Ingram of Steyning, widow.  WISTON/2884  12 Feb 1872

Contents:
Parcel of garden ground (1r. 18p.) on S.W. side of Steyning High Street (abuttals given).

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £25, from the Rev. John Goring of Wiston to Edwin Breach of Steyning, wooldealer  WISTON/2885  17 March 1882

Contents:
Messuage and garden in Steyning abutting N. partly on Legg Lane and partly on messuage and garden of lessor (other abuttals given).

Lease for 7 years, at the yearly rent of £78, from the Rev. John Goring of Wiston to Thomas Brown of Steyning, miller.  WISTON/2886  20 Dec 1882

Contents:
Several pieces of arable and pasture land (45a. 3r. 11p.; described in schedule) in Steyning, formerly part of Nash Farm, and in occ. of lessee.

Conveyance of Steyning properties unrelated to previous bundles.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £66  WISTON/2887, 2888  21, 22 Nov 1782

Contents:
From (a) Elizabeth Cogney of Dyers Buildings, Holborn, co. Middlesex, widow (one of the exors. and sole devisee, of Charles Johnson Cogney, late of said Dyers Buildings, gent., her late husband, who was only son and heir at law of Jane, late wife of Robert Edwards of Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London, stable-keeper, formerly Jane Cogney, widow, who died intestate, and which Jane was one of the sisters and co-heirs of Samuel Leeves, late of Steyning, esq., who died intestate, and without issue, and was only brother and devisee of Robert Leeves, late of Steyning, esq., dec'd., who was eldest son and heir of Robert Leeves, snr., late of Steyning, esq., dec'd., who also died intestate) to (b) Robert Lamport of Steyning, plumber and glazier.
Third part share of (a) in meadow or croft of land (1a.) formerly in occ. of John Chalfield, since of Robert Leeves, now of (b) and in the ground whereon a tenement on the N. side of the said croft formerly stood, with garden and orchard belonging, formerly in occ. of Martha Cripps, since of Robert Leeves, now of (b); all in Steyning.

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £45, from (a) Charles Marshall of Steyning, gent., to (b) Thomas Groome of Steyning, gent., and (c) Hugh Penfold of Annington in Botolphs, gent., his trustee.  WISTON/2889  17 Feb 1815

Contents:
Site or piece of land whereon a cottage, consisting of two dwellings and other buildings, now stand but which are intended to be taken down and removed by (a); garden (1r.) adjoining said cottage on S.; all abutting N. on road from Steyning High Street to Steyning vicarage, E., W. and S. on meadow or field late of Robert Lamport, now of (b).

Conveyance (feoffment), for nominal consideration from (a) Charles Eversfield of Denne Place, in Horsham esq., to (b) Charles Groom of Steyning, gent.  WISTON/2890  27 May 1816

Contents:
Parcel of ground (12r.) in Steyning for many years past inclosed with the garden of the house, late of Robert Lamport, dec'd., now in occ. of (b), and at S.E. end of the same.

'Copy or extract' of conveyance, in consideration of £325 10s. 0d., from [Charles Goring] to John Stovelt.  WISTON/2891  Dec 1820

Contents:
Two pieces of meadow land near Brewhouse Laine; piece of arable land (2a.) in the Common Laine adjoining the said meadow [land]; piece of waste (8r.) of the manor of Charlton; such right of pasturage or grazing sheep upon the said arable land as Charles Goring might claim in right of Court Farm or otherwise; all in Steyning (abuttals given).

Deed of exchange between (a) Charles Goring, esq., and (b) James Clitherow of Boston House, co. Middx., esq.  WISTON/2892, 2893  9, 10 Oct 1822

Contents:
(a) conveys to (b):
Parcel of meadow or pasture land (1a. 2r. 0p.), being part of Mumbrells Mead in Steyning, abutting N. and W. on lands of [blank] Comber, S. on land of Steyning vicarage, E. on lands of (b), and now in occ. of Hugh Penfold; parcel of arable land (1a. 0r. 16p.) at the upper end of the Little Drove in Steyning, abutting S.E. on turnpike road up Steyning Hill, S. on way to field of Richard Penfold, N. and W. on land of (b), and now in occ. of John Town.
(b) conveys to (a):
Parcel of arable land (3r.) in Brewhouse Laine, Steyning, abutting S. on fence of the Upper Drove belonging to (a), E. on field of Richard Penfold, W. on land of
Henry Groome, and in occ. of Joseph Curtis; slip of arable land (2r. 8p.) at lower end of the said Little Drove, abutting E. on slip of (a), N. on way into field of [blank] Lidbetter, W. on turnpike road, and in occ. of John Town; such rights of sheep pasturage on Steyning Downs and Common Laines as (b) might claim in right of King's Barn Farm in [Upper] Beeding and Steyning.

Draft conveyance (with copy) in consideration of £120, from Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to Thomas Edmonds of Steyning, timber merchant.  WISTON/2894-2896  1824

Contents:
Parcel of land (4a.) in Steyning, part of the Great Drove Field, abutting S. and S.E. on turnpike road from Steyning to Findon, W. on other part of said field, N. on land of the Rev. John Penfold and Richard Penfold called the Parrots, and the road thereto; in occ. of John Town.
With covering letter, 5 Aug. 1824, from Thomas Edmonds to John Penfold.

Conveyance, in consideration of release, of even date, of pasturage for sheep on Charlton Farm, from the President and Scholars of Magdalen College, Oxford, to Henry Townshend Boultbee of Springfield near Knowle, co. Warwicks., esq., as trustee of the residuary real estate of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd.  WISTON/2897  28 Oct 1884

Contents:
Parcel of land (3r. 8p.) in Chequer Laine, Steyning, being no. WISTON/202 on tithe map, and in occ. of George Thomas Breach and sons.

STOPHAM  [no ref. or date]

Barn, outhouses, buildings, farm and lands (55a.) called Penns alias Brasiers and Nichols; 20a. in Birchwood Common, being the full bounded Common belonging to the said lands and premises; 2a. meadow ground in Stopham Mead; parcel of ground (4a.) called Emseys 'with the Whole Pond Bay to be fenced of Strait to the Lands and Grounds late of Richard Bartelott'; land (2a. 3r. 0p.) in Hapsey Mead; land (1r.) in Stopham Mead; ½a. land against the river and 1a. land called Hollydays; all in Stopham.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2898-2903  1738-1751

Contents:
The property was mortgaged, 13, 14 Nov. 1738 for £800 from Sir Robert Fagg of Wiston, bart., and Sarah, his wife, to Leonard Gale of Crabbet in Worth, esq.; Dame Christian Fagg of Wiston, widow of Sir Robert Fagg, late of Wiston, bart., dec'd., released her claim to dower by the same deed (no. WISTON/2898; lease for a year missing). There is a draft of the mortgage deed (no. WISTON/2899) and an abstract of the title of Sir Robert Fagg [jnr.] reciting 1 Nov. 1701-Michaelmas Term, 1716 (no. WISTON/2900). Nos. WISTON/2901, 2902, are receipts, 8 Jan. 1739 and 19 June 1740, for interest due on the mortgage debt. The property was conveyed, 20, 21 Dec. 1751, in consideration of £1,100 from Sir Charles Matthew Goring of Wiston, bart., and Elizabeth, his wife, and the other sisters and co-heiresses (or their devisees) of Sir Robert Fagg [jnr.], to John Pay of Kirdford, gent.; of the consideration money, £1,095 was in payment of the said mortgage (no. WISTON/2903; lease for a year missing).

STORRINGTON  [no ref. or date]

Quitclaim from (a) Richard de Codham [Cootham in Storrington], chaplain, to (b) John Brugham, clerk.  WISTON/2904  3 April 1299

Contents:
Arable land behind Cutehurst [? Kithurst in Storrington], with Cutehurst Wood and the adjacent marsh of that name; 1a. in Waterdelle called Blakacer; two parts of ½a. at Northulde; ½a. in Vestcleia of Codham in Histforlange; 3r. in Vestfurlonge and Highecroft as it is inclosed; ½a. in Hamstor' in Hisforlange [sic]; ½a. in Hoccrofte; ½a. in Havecsfeld as it is included in the charters of feoffment made to (a) by Richard le Frye of Codham, together with all right and claim to 1a. land in Haveksfeld which extends from the land of John de Codham on W. to Haveckswell Brook on the E.; yearly rent of 8d. from Robert le Bole and his heirs for 4a. land of which 2a. are in Buggefeld and 2a. in Hildefeld; land in Storkam [? Storrington] which (a) had of Peter le Bole, [called] Russcroft, as it is inclosed on all sides; in Northulde, 2a. lying in Histcleia of Codham; in Bolevode, 1a. wood; in Vitelond in Vestcleia, 1½a.; in Blaklond, 1½a.; in Alrehurst, 2a.; in Hoccrofte, 2a.; in Buggefeld, 1a. which (a) had in exchange for 1a. in Hoccrofte; Longe Crofte, which (a) had of Rosa de la Rue (except the messuage and garden), as it is inclosed on all sides; 1a. land in the valley of Storkam which (a) had of Thomas Capelan; part of a moor which (a) had at some time from Thomas de la Potte in the town of Pulebergh [Pulborough]; ½a. meadow in a field called Noremede; sufficient fencing to inclose the said moor and ½a.; 1a. land in the moor 'de la Potte' and a close of turf inclosed with it; 1½a. meadow in a field called Ninemed'.
Witnesses: Lords Hamone [and] Bonet [and] Stephen le Poer; Knights John de Codham, John de Perham, William de Barghamwyk, William de la Cumbe, John and Peter de Wantely, William de la Hethe, Ralph le Pro, Richard de la Frielonde, William le Frye de Wikholte, Robert de la Potte.
(Re Ralph le Pro: Pro is probably an abbreviation for presbytero=priest.)

Grant from (a) Richard ate Stanstrete of Horsham to (b) Robert Jerard of Petworth.  WISTON/2905  9 June 1342

Contents:
2a. land, lying adjacent, at Herstone in Storgheton [Hurston in Storrington], which Richard le Cherchare held of (a).
Witnesses: Robert de Coudham, Roger Fryland, Roger ate Claye, John le Wylde, Richard Codyme, John Puttok, Henry le Taillor of Chiltington.
Given at Storrington.
Good seal.

Quitclaim from (a) Humfrey Pollard of Storrington, husbandman, to (b) William Scutt of Storrington, husbandman  WISTON/2906  9 Oct 1633

Contents:
In respect of his title to a moiety of:--
Tenement, barn, garden and backside called Duke's tenement; close, or croft of land (2a.) called Chatfeild; close, or croft of land (2a.) called Southfeild; small close, or croft of land (3r.) called Bareacre; all at Hurston in Storrington, and in occ. of (b).
Recites (b) has already purchased the property from (a).

SULLINGTON  [no ref. or date]

Grant from (a) William Sydenye, jnr., Edmund Mille and William Okehurst to (b) Thomas Bartelot, son of John Bartelot, and Elizabeth, dau. and heir of William Okehurst late of Billingshurst.  WISTON/2907  10 July 1448

Contents:
Lands, tenements, rents and services in Sullington and Storrington called West Wantele [Wantley] which (a), and the said John Bartelot, and William Chaumberlayne, dec'd., received as a gift from Roger Wantele alias Joydewyne.
To hold to (b), and the lawful heirs of the body of the said Thomas; if he should die without heirs, the property to become vested, after the death of the said Elizabeth, in the said John Bartelot, his heirs and assigns.
Three good seals.

[Mutilated] Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of 20s. 0d., from Thomas Shelley of Warminghurst, esq., to Sir John Shelley of [Michel]grove [in Clapham], kt. and bart.  WISTON/2908  30 Nov 1615

Contents:
Farm and farmhouse, with the appurtenances, called Sullington Farm; [farm] called Cobden Farm and all houses and buildings, arable, meadow and pasture land, feedings, woods and sheep downs, etc., belonging, in Sullington and Findon; two watermills and mill gardens in Sullington, in occ. of John Sewer, miller.
The conveyance is made as further security for a debt of £1,600.

Lease for 3 years, at the yearly rent of £60, from Henry Shelley of Sullington, esq., and Mary Shelley, one of his daus., to Henry Goringe of Okehurst [in Billingshurst] and Edward Goringe of Wolfes Hill [in West Chiltington], esq.  WISTON/2909  10 Sept 1621

Contents:
Capital messuage called Cobden and three barns belonging; the Great Fields and two little closes with the sheep pasture or sheep downs belonging in Sullington and Findon.

Bargain and sale, in consideration of £17, from (a) William Bedgeant of Sullington, clerk, to (b) Sir Henry Goring of Highden [in Washington], bart.  WISTON/2910  3 April 1683

Contents:
Goods and chattels, household stuff and books [full details given in two schedules].
The grant to be void if (a) keep the grass from two meadows in Sullington called the Seaven Acres and the Nine Acres to the use of (b) until 1 Aug. 1683, and deliver the same at mowing time.

TARRING NEVILLE  [no ref. or date]

Grant of annuity of £50 from Harbert Ersfeild of London, esq., to Robert Rogers of Sundrish [? Sundridge], co. Kent., esq., and Robert Bowle of Kingston-upon-Thames, co. Surrey, esq., in trust for his wife, Joan Ersfeild, and issuing from:--  WISTON/2911  3 Feb 1616/7

Contents:
The manors of Tarring Neville and Tarring Sancleare and the lands, tenements and hereditaments belonging in Tarring [Neville].

THAKEHAM  [no ref. or date]

Properties in Thakeham and Washington  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Descriptions are based on deeds of 1841 when the estates were acquired by Thomas Halliday. They were sold by him to the Goring family, in 1857; the deeds of this later transaction contain a much briefer description (almost a summary) of the properties involved, for which see nos. WISTON/2991, WISTON/2992.
I Tenement, two gardens, barn and six fields, crofts or closes of land (30a.) called Childs Land alias the S. part of Childs Lands; pond or spring of water; all abutting W. on Washington Common (other abuttals given); fields, barn and hovel (39a.) called Childs Land alias the N. part of Childs Lands, and adjoining the said S. part of Childs Lands; all in Thakeham, 'formerly and. .. now sometimes' called Muttons, and, up to 1815, with cut or yearly crop in 2a. meadow called the Doles in Ashington and Warminghurst.
II Freehold: two closes or inclosures of land (8a.) called Elliotts Fields in Washington. Leasehold: tenement, barn and lands (to 1769, with smith's shop and forge standing thereon) called Breach Fields and Rocklands (12a.) in Washington, formerly consisting of six fields, but, by 1841, three fields and two nursery gardens.
III Tenement, garden and 8a. land in Washington in N.E. corner of Washington Common, commonly called Rock Common (abuttals given), called the Windmill House. (alternative name, Mounts or Mounts Farm)
IV Messuage (in 1815 only) and malthouse, formerly a barn, and lands (7a.) in Washington called Mansells Mead; tenement, barn, stable, buildings, garden and lands (16a.) in Washington called Rockhouse alias Rokehouse; stable lately (before 1785) removed from the common near the said house and erected on South or Heath Common near the house and smith's shop of Thomas Brooks, then in occ. of John Jeffery.
V Cottage and garden in Washington, in occ. of Peter Merrit and G. Jenner.
VI Parcel or close of land (3a.) in Ashington called Little Innhomes, lying by the way to the Little Townfield; allotment of land (1a. 2r. 37p.) in the Town Field of Ashington (abuttals given); close or parcel of land (3a. 1r. 17p.) formerly called Rock Mead, since called Streets Meadow, at Rock in Washington, formerly parcel of farm and lands called Church Farm.

Property I  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £360 from Battey Pollington of Nuthurst, yeo., and Ann Pollington, dau. of said Battey by Elizabeth, his late wife (who was one of the daus. and co-heirs of John Awood late of Perriors in Shermanbury, dec'd.) to John Mutton of Rusper, yeo.; with bond in £600, of even date.  WISTON/2912, 2913  27 April 1670

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £250, from John Mutton, snr., of Rusper, gent. (son and heir of Joan Awood, who was one of the daus. of said John Awood) to Edward Ellis of Horsham, butcher; with counterpart.  WISTON/2914, 2915  29 Oct 1695

Deeds  WISTON/2916-2942  1705-1827

Contents:
The mortgage was assigned, 27 Feb. 1704/5, from Edward Ellis to William Bennett of Pulborough, yeo. (nos. WISTON/2916, WISTON/2917; with counterpart), who (now of Ashington) assigned it, 27 Feb. 1718/9 at the direction of George Mutton of Thakeham, yeo., eldest son of said John Mutton, to James Andrew, snr., of Thakeham, yeo. (no. WISTON/2918). There was a further mortgage, 30 Sept. 1732, from George Mutton to Thomas Spencer of Horsham, yeo. (no. WISTON/2919). The residues of both mortgage terms were assigned 9 March and 3 Aug. 1769, respectively, to John Shonbridge of Horsham, mercer, to attend the inheritance, in trust for Richard Mutton of Thakeham, yeo., son of Richard Mutton, late of Thakeham, yeo. dec'd., and devisee under the will of George Mutton, dec'd. (nos. WISTON/2920, WISTON/2921). Richard Mutton (jnr.) mortgaged the property, 16 March 1769, and 31 May 1777, to Walter Gatford of Horsham, feltmaker, and his widow, Mary Gatford, respectively (nos. WISTON/2922-2924). The mortgage was assigned (with bond), 4 Aug. 1785, to Francis Dear, gent., citizen and alderman of Chichester (nos. WISTON/2925, WISTON/2926), who assigned the residue of the term, 11 Jan. 1786, to Joseph Godman of Stockbridge near Chichester, tanner, to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/2927). Following a conveyance of the property, 13, 14 Jan. 1786, from Richard Mutton to Francis Dear (nos. WISTON/2928, WISTON/2929) the latter leased it, 7 Feb. 1793, to Richard Mutton, jnr., of Cranleigh, co. Surrey, farmer, and Thomas Mutton of Thakeham, farmer (no. WISTON/2930). There are copies of the wills, 6 May 1799, of Francis Dear (no. WISTON/2931) and 16 May 1806, of Martha Dear of Chichester, gentlewoman (no. WISTON/2932). The devisees under the will of the latter released their interest, 6 Jan. 1808, in annuities charged on the above property inter alia, to the Rev. William Walker of Chichester (no. WISTON/2933; attested copy), who conveyed the property, 24, 25 March 1808, to John Upperton of Rackham in Amberley, gent., and Edward Upperton of Sompting, gent., his trustee (nos. WISTON/2934, WISTON/2935). The residue of the mortgage term was assigned, 25 March 1808, from the exors. of the will of Joseph Godman to Willoughby Rhoades of Chichester, gent., in trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/2936). John Upperton mortgaged the property, 25, 26 May 1815, to Thomas Rhoades of Chichester, gent., and William Holmes of Arundel, gent. (nos. WISTON/2937, WISTON/2938). There is a copy of the will, 11 Feb. 1817, and codicil, of John Upperton (no. WISTON/2939); Thomas Upperton of said Rackham, gent., his devisee, and his two said mortgagees, conveyed the property 26, 27 Dec. 1827, to Thomas Chatfield of Greatham, yeo., and James Constable of Storrington, mercer, a trustee (nos. WISTON/2940, WISTON/2941). The administrator of the estate of said Willoughby Rhoades assigned the residue of the said mortgage term, 28 Dec. 1827, to Arthur Mant of Storrington, gent., in trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/2942).
(The docs. of the original mortgage, 16 March 1769, and the further charge, 31 May 1777, are sewn together but there is a separate copy of each.)

Property II  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2943-2967  1715-1825

Contents:
The title to the leasehold property begins in 1715, but the earliest document is a copy of court roll, 3 Oct. 1581, of the manor of Sullington, by which John Bennett surrendered property called Breachefeldes near Lez Rocke (12½a.) in Washington to the use of himself and his son Thomas (no. WISTON/2943). Henry Shelley was Lord of the Manor and William Tayllor was steward. The term of 5,000 years was originally granted, 29 Sept. 1589, from Henry Shelley of Warminghurst to Thomas Bennett of Washington, from whom it passed to the Wollven family of West Grinstead and then to the Vaughan family of Walberton. John Vaughan of Walberton, eldest son of Robert Vaughan, dec'd., and John Micklam of Goring, yeo., and Elizabeth, his wife, who was only dau. of said Robert, assigned the term, 3 May 1715, to John Brooks of Washington, blacksmith (no. WISTON/2944), who (now of Houghton) devised the property, by his will, 13 May 1736, to his son Thomas Brook(e)s, for life (no. WISTON/2945). The latter, with John Brooks of Henfield, blacksmith, his eldest son, mortgaged the property, 8 March 1749/50, to John Morley of Arundel, gent. (no. WISTON/2946), who following a further mortgage, 20 April 1752 (no. WISTON/2947), assigned the term, 2 May 1753, to Thomas Searle of Washington, yeo. (no. WISTON/2948). The freehold property also became vested in Thomas Searle; it had been conveyed, 4, 5 July 1733, from John Vaughan of Yapton, gent., and Mary, his wife, to William Wood of Rock in Washington, gent. (nos. WISTON/2949, 2950), who mortgaged it, 23, 24 Jan. 1746, to John Upperton of Midhurst, tallow chandler (no. WISTON/2951; lease for a year missing), who transferred the mortgage, 26, 27 June 1749, to Randall Button of New Shoreham, husbandman (nos. WISTON/2952, WISTON/2953), who, together with the said William Wood, conveyed the property absolutely, 15, 16 July 1754, to said Thomas Searle (nos. WISTON/2954, WISTON/2955). The latter (now of Findon) devised both the freehold and leasehold properties, by his will, [blank] Jan. 1769, to his nephew, Robert Searle of Findon, for life (no. WISTON/2956). Thomas Searle of Washington, husbandman, son of the said Robert, mortgaged both properties, 25 March 1803, to Richard Turner of Chancton in Washington, yeo. (no. WISTON/2957), before conveying them, 1, 2 Nov. 1805 (following articles of agreement, 24 Jan. 1805) to John Goodyer of West Grinstead, yeo., and his trustees (nos. WISTON/2958-2960). Following the will, 19 Aug. 1824, of John Goodyer, now of West Tarring (no. WISTON/2961; extract), his estates in Rudgwick, Washington, West Grinstead and West Tarring were auctioned, 7 June 1825, and there are printed sales particulars with contract of Thomas Chatfield of Greatham for purchase of the above freehold and leasehold properties (no. WISTON/2962) which were respectively conveyed and assigned to him, 8, 9 Dec. 1825, by the devisees in trust of said testator (nos. WISTON/2963-2965). There is a timber valuation of the properties, 13 Oct. 1825 (no. WISTON/2966), and a receipt, 10 Nov. 1825, for Land Tax (no. WISTON/2967).

Property III  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2968-2982  1723-1855

Contents:
Following the marriage of William Wood, jnr., of Sullington and Mary Stanford of Chancton [in Washington], widow, the property was settled, 5, 6 Sept. 1723, by Thomas Ludbeter of Storrington, yeo., and the said William Wood, his grandson, to uses in favour of themselves, and Mary Wood; Hugh Haine of Wiston, yeo., was the trustee (no. WISTON/2968; lease for a year missing). William Wood, now of Washington, mortgaged the property, 12 Aug. 1743, to Richard Lemon of Brighton, gent. (no. WISTON/2969). The mortgage was assigned, 7 Oct. 1749, by Richard Lemmon [sic] jnr., of Brighton, mariner, to Randall Button of New Shoreham, labourer (no. WISTON/2970), who assigned it, 25 March 1768, to Edward Hards of Wiston, yeo. (no. WISTON/2971), who conveyed it (by feoffment), 12 March 1789, to William Richardson of Washington, husbandman, his son by Sarah Richardson of Washington, spinster (no. WISTON/2972). There is a copy of the will, 1 April 1801, of Edward Hards (no. WISTON/2973). William Richardson mortgaged the property, 26 Nov. 1827, to William Field of Thakeham, yeo. (no. WISTON/2974), and there was a further charge, 26 Nov. 1828 (no. WISTON/2975). No. WISTON/2976 is a bill of sale of an estate in Washington called Mount Pleasant, to be auctioned 4 Jan. 1836. William Richardson of Washington, farmer (only son and heir of said William Richardson) conveyed the property, 25, 26 July 1836, to George Mant of Storrington, gent., and his trustee (nos. WISTON/2977, WISTON/2978). There is a copy of the admission, 18 May 1837, of William Richardson to a piece of ground on Rock Common (apparently part of the above property), copyhold of the manor of Washington, and of his surrender of the same to Arthur Mant of Storrington, gent. (no. WISTON/2979), who, under the terms of the will, 22 April 1831 (proved 17 May 1839) of his father, the said George Mant, inherited the whole property (no. WISTON/2980) and conveyed it, 30 April 1855, to Thomas Manfield Halliday of Rock in Washington, esq. (no. WISTON/2981). There is 'A very rough Sketch of the Mount Farm' [undated] (no. WISTON/2982).

Property IV  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2983, 2984  1785-1815

Contents:
There is a deed of enfranchisement, 21 Dec. 1785, from William Frankland of Muntham Place in Findon, esq., to Thomas Dennett of Washington, esq., in respect of Rockhouse alias Rokehouse and the stable removed from the common (no. WISTON/2983). Mansells Mead was conveyed, 24, 25 Aug. 1815, by John Lanham of Horsham, banker, and Thomas Stepney of Billingshurst, yeo., to Thomas Chatfield of Greatham, yeo.; the conveyance is missing, but there is an assignment, 26 Aug. 1815, from John Butterworth of Long Lane, Bermondsey, Southwark [co. Surrey], leather factor, to William Lindfield of Storrington, butcher, in respect of the residue of a term of 1,000 years, in trust for said Thomas Chatfield (no. WISTON/2984).

Property V  [no ref. or date]

Order of exchange (with counterpart) between the Rev. John Goring of Wiston and Thomas Manfield Halliday of Kemp Town, Brighton, in respect of the above cottage and garden, and the S.E. portion (6a.) of the Mill Common in Washington; with marginal plan.  WISTON/2985, 2986  29 July 1852

Properties I, II, IV and VI  [no ref. or date]

Two extracts from the will, 21 March 1835, of Thomas Chatfield (nos. WISTON/2987, WISTON/2988). His son and heir, Robert Chatfield of Greatham, yeo., conveyed the properties, 6 Sept. 1841, to Thomas Manfield Halliday of Petworth, gent. (no. WISTON/2989), and there is an assignment, of even date, from Arthur Mant of Storrington, gent., to John Halliday of Arundel, gent., in respect of outstanding terms, to hold in trust for said Thomas Manfield Halliday (no. WISTON/2990).  WISTON/2987-2990  1835-1841

All the properties  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/2991-3000  1842-1857

Contents:
Thomas Manfield Halliday, having acquired property III in 1855 and property V in 1852 (as has been shown), conveyed all the freehold properties, 18 May 1857, to trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd., in consideration of £6,400 (no. WISTON/2991). This conveyance, which has a marginal plan, describes the properties as: a tenement, out-buildings, gardens, yards and lands in Ashington and Thakeham, called Muttons Farm; land in Washington, part of Rock Farm; tenement and land in Washington lately called Windmill House, now called Mounts; cottages and land in Washington. Further details are given in schedules. The leasehold part of property II was assigned to the said trustees at even date, in consideration of £600, but the deed (which also has a marginal plan) has no mention of Elliotts Field, the freehold part of property II, which does not seem to have been expressly conveyed (no. WISTON/2992). Also of even date are: deed of covenant for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/2993), release of legacy charged by will of Thomas Chatfield (no. WISTON/2994) and certificate of Commissioners to acknowledge deeds by a married woman (Jane, wife of said Thomas Manfield Halliday) (no. WISTON/2995). Other associated docs. are: copies of the burial registers of Burpham (1842), Washington (1854) and Wiggonholt and Greatham (1854) (nos. WISTON/2996-2998), copy (30 April 1857) of entry in records of Court of Common Pleas, Hilary Term 1806 (no. WISTON/2999), and affidavit, 9 May 1857, of Charles Challen of Storrington, auctioneer (no. WISTON/3000).

Abstracts of title to: property I, reciting 6 May 1799-26, 27 Dec. 1827 and 21 March 1835-24 July 1851 (nos. WISTON/3001, WISTON/3002); property II, reciting [blank] Jan. 1769-9 Dec. 1825 (no. WISTON/3003); property III, reciting 1 April 1801-30 April 1855 (no. WISTON/3004); property IV, reciting 27, 28 Sept. 1796-26 Aug. 1815 (no. WISTON/3005); property V, reciting 29 July 1852 (no. WISTON/3006).  WISTON/3001-3006  1857

[Unexecuted] Assignment of lease from (a) Richard Elryngton of Wiston, esq., to (b) Thomas Wyseman, late of Roughey [Roffey in Horsham], esq.  WISTON/3007  24 Oct 1560

Contents:
The manor of Gorynge Leigh [Goringlee] in Thakeham, Shipley and [West] Chiltington with all lands, tenements, feedings, commons, etc., belonging.
Recites: 20 Nov. 1551 Lease for 40 years at the yearly rent of £20, from John Burre of Barking, co. Essex, gent, (son and heir of John Burre, late of Barking, gent., dec'd.) to (a), then of Bishops' Preston [Preston, co. Sussex], the term to commence after the determination of the estates of Katherine, wife of Edmund Beamounte, and late wife of John Burre [snr.], and Richard Hollande, the tenant; (a) will receive, during the term of the lease, an annuity of £10 issuing from the rectory or parsonage of Mid Lavant and other Sussex properties of (b).

Manor, site and demesne lands of the manor and farm, of Apsley  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
With buildings, stalls, stables, barns, hovels, gardens, orchards and several parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land (324a.) in Thakeham and Shipley formerly in occ. of Thomas Terry, now of William Terry; tenement, stables, coachhouse, brewhouse and outbuildings, with garden and field (2a.) in Lewes, formerly in occ. of John Apsley, esq., now of Josias Smith; farms called Aylwyns alias Allens and Pryors (232a.), the Gate House (formerly Dudsland) (116a.) and Merryhams alias Meriams, or the Hole Farm (212a.), all in Mayfield; the manors of Bowleigh alias Bowley and Downash, Hammerden, Morley and Cortesley (with some quit rents) and many hundred acres of land and marsh in Hollington, Mayfield, Hailsham, Lewes, Waldron, Westham, Herstmonceux, Pevensey and Ticehurst, and Bidborough, co. Kent [full details given].

Deeds  WISTON/3008-3010  1803

Contents:
The properties were conveyed, 4, 5 Feb. 1803, from John Woodcock of Elstree, co. Herts, esq. (only surviving son and heir at law of the Rev. Edward Woodcock, late of Bath, co. Som., dec'd., who was eldest son and heir at law of Edward Woodcock, late of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esq., dec'd., who was surviving trustee under the will, 13 July 1762, of John Apsley, esq.) to John Apsley Dalrymple of Mayfield, esq., only son and heir of James Dalrymple, esq., dec'd., by Cordelia his wife who was only dau. of said John Apsley (no. WISTON/3008; lease for a year missing). John Apsley Dalrymple conveyed the properties, 7 Feb. 1803, to Washington Cotes of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esq., to make a tenant to the precipe (no. WISTON/3009) and a common recovery was suffered, Hilary Term 1803, in which said John Woodcock was the demandant (no. WISTON/3010).

TWINEHAM  [no ref. or date]

Quitclaim from John Gaynesford, snr., esq., to John Benfeld, gent.  WISTON/3011  28 June 1445

Contents:
Manor of Benfeld in Twineham with lands, tenements, rents, reversions, etc., belonging in Cuckfield, [Upper] Beeding, Newtimber, Henfield, Shermanbury and Slaugham, and Newdigate [co. Surrey]; the advowson of Twineham Church.
(In no. WISTON/3011, Twineham is said to be in the parish of Bolney, and Twineham Church is described as a chapel.)

Quitclaim from Walter Okyngden, John Absseley and Robert atte Oke, jnr., to John Chaucy, jnr., esq., and Jane, his wife, sister and heir of John Benefeld, esq., dec'd.  WISTON/3012  2 May 1454

Contents:
Manor of Benfeld in Twineham, Cuckfield 'and adjoining townships' and the advowson of Twineham Church, late the gift of John Benefeld, dec'd.
Witnesses: James atte Homewode of Bolney, Robert atte Oke, snr., of Twineham, Richard Payn of Twineham, William Hye of Twineham, Robert Berd of Twineham.

Deed of covenant between (a) John Chaucy jnr., and Jane, his wife, and (b) Agnes, widow of John Benefeld.  WISTON/3013  26 Aug 1454

Contents:
(b) will release her interest in the property late of the said John Benefeld to (a), who, in return, will grant her an annuity of 12 marks; both parties are bound in £200 by an 'obligacion' of even date.

Grant in trust (with contemporary copy), from (a) John Chaucy, jnr., esq., and Jane, his wife, to (b) Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, Reginald, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Richard, Lord de la Ware, Thomas Kyrkeby, clerk, Keeper of the Rolls of Chancery, John Lewkenore, esq., and Master John Tukkysbury, vicar of Cuckfield, to the use of (a) and their heirs.  WISTON/3014, 3015  7 Sept 1454

Contents:
Manor of Twineham Benfelde [Benfield] in Cuckfield, Bolney, Twineham, Slaugham, Newtimber, [Upper] Beeding, Henfield, Woodmancote and [Old] Shoreham, and Newdigate, co. Surrey; advowson of Twineham Church; manor of Hangleton with appurtenances in Chichester 'and elsewhere'.
Witnesses: Walter Okyndene, Robert de Bury, John Hoke.

Surrender by Agnes, widow of John Benefeld, to John Chaucy and Jane, his wife, in return for an annuity of 12 marks, and in respect of [her interest in]:--  WISTON/3016  5 Dec 1454

Contents:
Manors, lands, tenements, etc., and advowsons, late of said John Benefeld [no details given].
(No. WISTON/3016 has been mutilated, to some extent, by mice. The regnal year of Henry VI is presumed to be [tr]icesimo tercio, but the beginning of the first word is lost. Vicesimo tercio [1444] is a possible reading, but the deed is presumably later than no. WISTON/3013.)

Lease for 4 years, at the yearly rent of £6 13s. 4d., from John Chaucy, jnr., esq., and Jane, his wife, to Edward Pykecombe of Twineham, yeo.  WISTON/3017  9 Aug 1455

Contents:
Manor of Twineham Benfield in Twineham, except 'the place with the gardyns and the grene'.

Grant (abbreviated contemporary copy), from (a) John Absseley and Walter Okyngden to (b) Richard Alfray, Thomas Stalbrok, citizen and draper of London, Thomas Allfray, esq., and Thomas Brice, citizen and mercer of London.  WISTON/3018  10 June 1465

Contents:
Manor of Benfeld alias Twineham Benfeld [Benfield], the advowson of Twineham Church and all other lands, tenements, rents and services which (a), together with Robert att Hoke, jnr., dec'd., received in a grant, 31 July 1445, from John Benfeld, esq.

Surrender by Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard, Lord de la Ware, Thomas Kirkeby, clerk, and John Lewkenore, esq., to Margery, wife of Thomas Austyn and dau. and heir of Jane, formerly wife of John Chaucy, jnr., esq.  WISTON/3019  20 Feb 1469/70

Contents:
In respect of [their interest in]:--
Property as in nos. WISTON/3014, WISTON/3015.
Witnesses: James Homwode, Walter Okendene, John Payne, John Funteynes, Thomas Thatfelde.

Mortgage (with counterpart), for 20 marks, from Margery [Austyn], widow, to William Covert.  WISTON/3020, 3021  16 June 1471

Contents:
Manor of Twineham Benfeld [Benfield] and the advowson of Twineham Church.
Appointment of Edward Pykcombe and John Harpour as attorneys to deliver seisin.

Release of equity of redemption, in consideration of 100 marks and 'certeyn juels and other thyngs', from Margery [Austyn] to William Covert  WISTON/3022  16 Sept 1471

Contents:
In respect of [her title to]:--
Property as in nos. WISTON/3020, WISTON/3021 and lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services in Twineham, Cuckfield, Hurstpierpoint, Bolney and Slaugham and Newdigate, co. Surrey.

As no. WISTON/3019 but John Lewkenore is now dec'd., and the manor of Hangleton is omitted from the property. Appointment of John Punche 'groom of the crown of the King', John Farnefold and William Harreys of London, gent., as attorneys to deliver seisin.  WISTON/3023  10 March 1471/2

Contents:
Witnesses to sealing: John Ledys, esq., Richard Farnefold, esq., Richard Scrace, gent., Peter Farnefold, Adam Ovye.
Witnesses to livery of seisin: Nicholas Leventhorp, 'groom of the chamber of the King', Edward Pykecombe, John Cheseman, Richard Pykecombe, William Walker, 'groom of the palace (aule) of the King', Henry Norys.

Quitclaim from Thomas Leventhorp, Nicholas Leventhorp, esq., Thomas Braghyng, William Leventhorp, Thomas Leventhorp, gent., and Nicholas Leventhorp, 'groom of the chamber of the King', to William Covert, late of Horsham, gent.  WISTON/3024  3 Dec 1472

Contents:
In respect of their interest in:--
Property as in no. WISTON/3023.

Deed of witness (with contemporary copy), by John Burdevyle, John Payn, John Founteyn, James Homewode, John Okyngden (son of Watkyn Okyngden), James Homewode, jnr., James Costedell, William at Hygh, John Harpour, John Bocher, John Costedell, Robert Stokyll and John Waryn that William Covert 'is vexed and disturbed of his title and possession of his manor of Twineham Benfield by reason of a seisin made by Richard Alfray to John Threle and others'  WISTON/3025, 3026  8 Oct 1474

Contents:
Recites the history of the property at great length from the time of John Benfeld; among other information, it is recited that Margery, dau. of John Chaucy, was first married to William Thwaytes, but they were divorced and Margery then married Thomas Austen 'servant to the Lord of St. John's.'

Declaration (with draft) of Margery Austyn, sworn at Arundel before Harry Roos, kt., John Dudley, Edward Barkeley, Richard Lewkenore, John Wode, snr., Philip Lewes, Thomas Coumbe, William Ernele, Thomas Lewkenore of Goring, Thomas Troys, Edmund Dautre, 'Perys' Vesk, William Oppye, James Byne, Richard Farnefold, Thomas Cheyne, esquires, Walter Grene and John Palmer, gents., as to the title to the manor of Twineham Benfield.  WISTON/3027, 3028  6 Jan 1474/5

Contents:
Recites her connections, in general, with the property and with William Covert, who forced her to be questioned before Master Nele of Gray's Inn; recites, in particular, that a coffer, with two locks, and containing 'evidences', was delivered to her in London by Richard Alfray in the presence of Richard Spert and Thomas Brice; John Threle [see nos. WISTON/3025, WISTON/3026] was her cousin.
(The draft is endorsed with memoranda of Richard Alfray relating to delivery of deeds, or money issuing from the manors of Pallingham [Wisborough Green] and Twineham Benfield.)

Declaration of Edward Pykcombe, sworn at Arundel [before parties as in nos. WISTON/3027, WISTON/3028 with some minor variations in spelling] as to the title to the manor of Twineham Benfield.  WISTON/3029  7 Jan 1474/5

Contents:
Recites his lease of the manor from John Abbseley and Watkyn Okyngden (feoffees to the use of John Benfeld) who later enfeoffed Richard Alfray, to whom the said Edward Pykcombe paid the farm rent of the said manor for two years.

Undated unexecuted and mutilated grant from Richard Alfray to William [21st] Earl of Arundel, Thomas, Lord Mautravers, Sir Richard Fenys [Fiennes], Lord Dacre, John Wode, snr., William Essex, Thomas Combe, Thomas Troys, William Erneley, Thomas Leukenore of Goring, John Threle, John Wode, jnr., Edmund Dawtre, Thomas Alfray, Peter [sic] Veske and Thomas Walker.  WISTON/3030  [15th century]

Contents:
Manor of Twineham Benfeld [Benfield] alias the manor of Benfeld, and the advowson of Twineham chapel [sic], and all other lands received from John Absseley and Walter Okyngden.
Recites no. WISTON/3018.

Final concord. William Covert v. John Willyams and Margery, his wife, and John Thwaytes, son of the said Margery.  WISTON/3031  Easter Term, 1485

Contents:
400a. land, 28a. meadow, 10a. wood, 100s. worth of rent, and rents of 14 capons and four days' harvest crops in Hangleton, Twineham, Bolney, Slaugham, Cuckfield, Henfield, Shermanbury, [Upper] Beeding, Newtimber, Woodmancote, Lewes (Westout), Newick and Chailey.

Warrant (with contemporary copy), from (a) Sir Anthony Browne, K.G., Master of the King's Horse, to John Caryll and John Skynner, esquires, to examine and settle two disputes between (a), and (b) Richard Covert of Slaugham, esq., and (c) Thomas Hamson of Bolney, husbandman, and Elizabeth, his wife.  WISTON/3032, 3033  30 March 1544

Contents:
Recites that certain lands and tenements in Twineham are claimed by (b) as parcel of his manor of Twineham Benfield and by (a) as belonging to his tenement of Colweyse in Twineham, parcel of the manor of Perching Magna; other lands (16a.) in Twineham are claimed by (c), in the right of said Elizabeth, as dau. of John Smyeth, dec'd., and by (a) as parcel of his said tenement of Colweyse.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of 20 marks, from Richard Coverte, son and heir apparent of John Coverte, snr., of Slaugham, esq., to Anne, wife of the said John.  WISTON/3034  11 Feb 1551/2

Contents:
Mansion and dwellinghouse of the manor of Twineham with the site and circuit of the said mansion and all houses, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards, dovehouses, barns, stables and lands, etc., belonging.
The lease to begin on the death of the said John Coverte.
Witnesses: Thomas Caryll, Edward Bellyngham.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), from (a) Sir John Covert of Slaugham, kt., and Isabella, his wife, to (b) Sir William Morton, kt., Justice of the King's Bench.  WISTON/3035  13 Feb 1671/2

Contents:
Manor of Slow [Slough in Cuckfield] with messuages, farms, cottages, mills, meadows, pastures, inclosed grounds and lands belonging; manor of Ashington and the advowson of Ashington Church; capital messuage or mansion house in Ashington called Court Farm and lands and tenements belonging in occ. of John Capelyn; messuages, cottages, farms, mills, meadows, pastures, inclosed grounds and lands belonging to the said manor of Ashington; small tenement in Ashington formerly in occ. of the widow Stapler; small tenement in Ashington formerly in occ. of John Pollard; capital messuage with lands, tenements and grounds called Broadbridge in Washington, Warminghurst and Thakeham, formerly in occ. of William Kempsall, now of John Bishopp; watermill in Ashington, formerly in occ. of John Alexander now of William Batchelor; manor of Twineham and Benfeilds [Benfield] in Twineham 'or elsewhere' and the advowson of Twineham Church, and all other property of (a) in Twineham; lands, tenements and hereditaments in Twineham called Wedlands; lands, tenements and hereditaments in Bolney called Brooklands, Wayfeilds and Squires; all other property of (a) in Twineham and Bolney; manor of Crawley with appurtenances; the George inn in Crawley, in occ. of Henry Waller; messuages, cottages, farms, houses, outhouses, barns, stables, and buildings, lands, etc., belonging to the above properties; all other properties [no details given] included in conveyance, 10 Feb. 1671/2, from Sir Walter Plummer and Elizabeth, his sister, and (a), to (b).
Recites that the conveyance is made in consideration of (i) a marriage already solemnised between Sir James Morton, kt., son and heir of (b), and Ann, one of the daus. of (a); (ii) articles of agreement, 15 Dec. 1671, between (a) and (b); (iii) £3,000 paid by (b) to Sir Walter Plummer of Mitcham, co. Surrey, bart., for the redemption of the above property.

Final concord. Henry Goring, snr., esq., and Richard Vaughan, gent. v. Sir John Covert, bart., and Isabel, his wife, and Sir James Morton and Ann, his wife.  WISTON/3036  Hilary Term 1675/6

Contents:
Manor of Twineham alias Twineham Benfield, two messuages, six barns, garden, orchard, 160a. land, 20a. meadow, 70a. pasture, 10a. furze and heath in Twineham, and the advowson of Twineham Church.

Undated documents, probably 13th century, and certainly earlier than the statute of Quia Emptores, 1290:  [no ref. or date]

Grant from Richard de Benefeld, son and heir of William de Benefeld, to Robert Yuor, son of Reginald Yuor, in return for yearly rent of three barbed arrows.  WISTON/3037  nd [13th century]

Contents:
1r. land near the way which leads from Benfeld Bridge on the S. and extending to the way which leads from the said way to the mill, on the E.
Witnesses: Walter de Radyndene, Richard de Somercote, Walter le Waps, William de la G[r]ene, Richard de Wylemu[n] des Wrthe, Ralph de Wylemu[n] des Wrthe, Hugh de Bolenehe, Hugh de Hecstede, Walter de la Holte, Ralph de Cruce, Warin de Benefeld, Symon Edward, Philip de Porteslad.
(Re Richard de Wylemun des Wrthe, See Sussex Record Society, Vol. X (1910); the Subsidy Roll of 1296, under Sullington and Thakeham, has an entry for Ricero de Wylemandeswerth.)

Grant from William, son and heir of Adam Hamund de Saunde to Richard de Benetfelde, in consideration of 20 marks, and at the yearly rent of one rose.  WISTON/3038  nd [13th century]

Contents:
Land called Saunde in Puninges [Poynings] with the appurtenances.
Witnesses: Dom Luke de Puninges, Dom Robert de Petaponte, Dom Simon de Petaponte, Dom Robert Liuet, Walter de Radindene, John de Petaponte, William de Percinges, Walter de Petaponte, Richard de Sumercota, Walter de Leghe Bartholomew de Bolenehe, Andrew de Saunde, Peter de la Hyde, Walter le Waps.
(This deed, although concerning land in Poynings, is endorsed 'Twyneham', and was found in a Twineham bundle, and is clearly a record of the Twineham family of Benefeld (Benetfelde).)

Grant from Richard de Benethfeld to Robert, son Ralph atte Homwode, in consideration of 6s., at the yearly rent of 12d., and subject to payment of one obol for scutage, when necessary.  WISTON/3039  nd [13th century]

Contents:
Messuage, croft and 1a. land in Benethfelde [in Twineham], which Robert le Creaunsor held of the said Richard, extending from the way to Benethfeld Mill on the S., towards Cnolrithe beside land of Dom Robert Aguillion, which it adjoins, on the W.
Witnesses: Walter de Leghe, Roger le Waps, William de la G[r]ene, Richard a Bury, Hugh de Hegsted, William de Hegsted, Richard de Hegsted, Hugh de Bolony, Peter atte Gerston, Ralph atte Coppedetrowe.

Quitclaim from Richard Opedikes of Thuyne [? Twineham] to John de Benefeld.  WISTON/3040  nd [13th century]

Contents:
8d. annual rent from John de Radyndene.
Witnesses: Walter de Leghe, William le Mortemor, William de Blockesmethe, Roger le Waps, Robert de Lacostedele, Philip de Bolene, William atte Grene, William Duzamur, clerk.

Quitclaim from Richard Costedele of Bolney to John Benefeld, son of John Benefeld of Twineham, esq.  WISTON/3041  19 Jan 1410/11

Contents:
In respect of his interest in:--
Lands called Wedlond in Twineham which William Wilcombe and Margaret, his wife, once held of the manor of Twineham Benfield.
Given at Bolney.

Grant, in consideration of 'good service', from Margery, dau. and heir of John Chawcey, esq., and Jane, his wife, who was sister and heir of John Benefeld, esq., to John Smyth alias Harpour for the term of his life.  WISTON/3042  26 May 1471

Contents:
Lands, woods, meadows, feedings and pastures in Twineham, called Wedlondes.
Appointment of Edward Piccombe as attorney to deliver seisin.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £3 and four quarters of oats, from Richard Covert of Slaugham, esq., to Thomas Stafford of Bolney, gent.  WISTON/3043  28 May 1561

Contents:
Lands in Twineham called Wedlands (40a.), late in occ. of Thomas Berde; 1a. meadow in Twineham in Common Field called Pyrrye Mede; 1a. meadow in Henfield in Common Field called Chestham Mede.

Grant from (a) Henry Pouke and Agnes, his wife, to (b) John Benefeld, to hold in reversion after the deaths of (a).  WISTON/3044  27 May 1389
Language:  French

Contents:
Courtyard (½a.) with the messuages built thereon; parcel of land called le Brokfeld (3½a.) on W. of Wyndeham Bridge, stretching in length from the said bridge to the spring called La Wille on the W., and in breadth from the river bank to the gate which leads to Shermanbury.
Witnesses: Edward Westouer, Robert Heghes, Ranulph Beafitz, John Bounde, Richard atte Hoke.
(No. WISTON/3044 is written in Anglo-Norman French; the word translated as 'messuages', mainly on evidence in no. WISTON/3045, is les mees. Neither no. WISTON/3044 nor no. WISTON/3045 (which is in Latin) indicate the parish in which the property is situated, but it is clearly on the boundary of Twineham and Shermanbury, and both deeds are endorsed 'Twineham'.)

Grant from (a) William Benefelde of Twineham to (b) John atte Hoke of Bolney and Isabel, his wife, at the yearly rent of 4s.  WISTON/3045  3 Aug 1399

Contents:
Messuage and courtyard (½a.); croft of land called le Brokfeld (3½a.) on W. of Wyndeham Bridge, stretching in length from the said bridge to a spring on the W., and in breadth from the river bank to a field called le Willefeld.
Property to revert to (a) or his heirs if John die without a legitimate heir.
Witnesses: William Wilcoumbe, William Okyngden, James atte Homwode, John atte Rugge, John Garstone.
Given at Wyndeham [Wyndham in Shermanbury].

Release from suit of court of [the manor of] Shire [Shere], co. Surrey, from Richard, son of John, Lord [of the manor] of Shere, to Richard de Benfeld.  WISTON/3046  16 May 1285

Contents:
Witnesses: Lords John de Abernun, Nicholas yalemems, William yaufe, William G[r]aundin and John de Folingefaude; Knights Thomas de Octeworthe, Henry de Sumerbiri, Reginald de Julefenne, Walter Holeherst, Walter Dex, William de Folingefaude; Arnulf de Suthwerke, clerk.
Given at London.
(The 'y' letter in the names yalemems and yaufe is assumed to be the Rune known as Thorn, pronounced as a hard th. This deed, although given at London, is endorsed 'Twineham', and is another record of the Benfeld family of that parish.)

Acknowledgement by (a) Richard le Schepperde to (b) James de Benefeld that (a), and his heirs will not pull down, without the consent of (b) and his heirs, a house built on two crofts of land in Twineham 'in the parish of Bolney', which was the subject of a grant from (b) to (a).  WISTON/3047  3 June 1341

Undated lease for 7 years, at the yearly rent of two marks, from Peter Wylcombe of Steyning, esq., to John Benefelde of Twineham, esq.  WISTON/3048  [? 15th century]

Contents:
Land (40a.) called Wapssyslonde with a croft (½a.) in a field called Wyrsfeld, all at Benefeld [in Twineham].
Witnesses: Laurence Codynton, Thomas Saleman, Edmund Lodelowe, Thomas Chamberlayn, parson of Bredewater [Broadwater].
(The property is described in some detail in terms of pallas [? pauls] and fields at Benefeld are mentioned, called the West Mede, the Hors Wysche, the West Wysche and the Est Wysche.)

Bond in £300 for peaceable enjoyment from (a) William Stapley of Twineham, gent., and John Stapley, his son and heir apparent, to (b) Edward Covert of Twineham, gent.  WISTON/3049  7 April 1595

Contents:
Recites leases for 21 years, of even date, from the said William to (b), in respect of lands in Twineham called Hurst and Punings Wysh (except crop of 2a. meadow) and other land called Palmers and Nawes (also except crop of 2a. meadow).
Witnesses: John Weston, John Lyntott.

WALDRON  [no ref. or date]

Deed to lead the uses of a fine between Joseph Fuller of Selmeston, gent., and Elizabeth, his wife, and William Child of Michelham in Arlington.  WISTON/3050  6 Sept 1817

Contents:
Tenement called Selwyns in Waldron, with barns, malthouse or hop house, buildings, closes, backsides, yards, orchards and gardens belonging; several parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land (52a.) in Waldron called the Well Field, the Penny Croft, the Gardiner's Mead, the Two Acres, Moat Lake, the Broomy Field, the Cockshots, the Glovers Brook, Black Field, the Peaklet, the Three Acres, the Moat Acre, the Barn Field, the Spring Field, the Two Acre Meadow, the Banky Field, the Moat Bottom, the Gate Field and the Daisy Croft (abuttals given); messuage, garden, orchard and several pieces of land, meadow and pasture (60a.) belonging, in Waldron; tenement, buildings, garden, orchard and several parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land, hop ground and woodland (142a.) called Whitehouse Farm; several parcels of marshland (32a.) called Wayfields alias Wayvills and the Corbetts near Horse Eye Bridge in Pevensey; parcel of marshland (9a.) called Rickney Marsh, near Rickney Bridge in Pevensey; marsh land (2½a.) adjoining road from Rickney to Chilley, marsh land (7a.) called the Seven Acres, marsh land (2a.) called the Cooks Eye, all at Chilley in Pevensey; tenement, garden, orchard and yard or backside belonging, and croft of land (2a.) divided into two parts [no parish given].
To enure to the use of such persons, or for such estates, as said Joseph Fuller shall appoint.

Copy of final concord levied Trinity Term, 1817, in accordance with no. WISTON/3050.  WISTON/3051  1832

Attested copy of mortgage [6], 7 May 1829, for £15,000, from John Apsley Dalrymple of Gate House near Mayfield, esq., to Emma Esdaile of Clapham, spinster.  WISTON/3052  1831

Contents:
Manor and farm (320a.) of Possingworth in Waldron and Framfield; parcels of land (20a.) called the Bell Reed in Waldron and Mayfield; woods or woodlands (160a.) in Waldron; farms called Aylwyns alias Allens and Priors (232a.) and Merryhams alias Merriams alias the Hole Farm (212a.) in Mayfield and Waldron; lands (40a.) called Trendle Fields, Eglons alias Agletts alias Arletts and Kidneys alias Kidneys Fields in Mayfield; marsh lands called Curryers Marsh alias the Great Curry Marshes (44a.) and Reyland Marsh (40a.) in Manxey Level, all in Pevensey; messuage under the hill at Dudsland, kitchen, two barns, 'Weynehouse', close or yard, garden, orchard and land (8a.) belonging, lands and tenements being the yard of Isted, and parcels of land (24a.) called Isteds Reed, Middle Reed, Pett alias Pike Reed and Gilham, all at Duslandd in Mayfield; lands called Wakelin alias Wakeline (3a.) and the Pight (1a.), and woodlands called Coney Borough alias Upper Wood (10a.), the Middle Wood (20a.) and the Almshouse alias Lower Wood (20a.) all in Mayfield; farm called Scokers with malthouse, barns, outhouse, gardens, orchards and lands (95a.) called Great and Little Scokers, the House Croft, Wheat Croft, Broomfields, Rycroft, Claycroft, Wellcroft and Westcroft, all in Mayfield; lands called Siggons alias Bestbridge and other lands [unnamed] (31a.) all in Mayfield; tenement with cottages, barns, stables, buildings and lands (311a.) called Herrings, Brownings and Brookers in Mayfield and Waldron; parcel of freehold land (16a.) in Waldron, late of the manor of Laughton; [most properties are described with abuttals and further details are given generally].

WASHINGTON  [no ref. or date]

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Tenement in occ. of Alice Streater, widow (1659), and Thomas Bennett (1690), with farm, barn, buildings, woods and lands (30a.) belonging, in Washington, Ashington and Buncton [in Wiston], called Easthouse alias Eastland and Red-crofts.
II Tenement (by 1732, 'toft late a messuage'), barn, stable, orchard and lands (18a.) in Washington called Nappers and Stocklands (in 1785, full details given, with abuttals).
III Crofts called the Farthermost East Field and the Hithermost Highfield (both 5a.) in Ashington, and common of pasture for 10 sheep on Lee Down Common; lands in the Farthermost East Town Clays and the Hithermost Clays (both 3r.) in Washington (abuttals given).
IV In 1626: 2a. land in Ashington and Washington called Stonehill abutting E., S., and N. on lands sometime of Sir Matthew Browne, kt., now of Robert Edsawe of Chancton, W. on lands of Thomas a Lee, parcel of 2½a. land in Stonehill Croft or Close. By 1727/8: croft (2½a.) in Washington abutting E., N. and S. on land formerly of Robert Edsaw(e), W. on lands of Magdalen College, Oxford; and 2a. in Ashington and Washington called Stonehill or Stone Garden.
V Barn and several parcels of land (5a.; abuttals given) in Haines Fields, in Washington, called the Clayes.
VI Land (2a.) at Sidlocks Dean, in Washington, copyhold of the manor of Selah.
VII Tenement and yardland in the town and fields of Washington and Findon.

Property I  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £380 10s. 0d., from Robert Edsawe of Chancton in Washington, gent., and Thomas and Henry Edsawe, both of Wiston, gents., to William Coe of Horsham, gent.  WISTON/3053, 3054  2, 3 Nov 1659

Bond in £700, 3 Nov. 1659, and copy judgement, Easter Term 1660 (given as collateral security for quiet enjoyment of the property) of Court of Common Pleas in action of debt, William Coe v. Robert Edsawe.  WISTON/3055, 3056  1659-1660

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £350, from William Coe of Horsham, gent., to John Fortrie of Washington, clerk.  WISTON/3057, 3058  29, 30 Oct 1690

Bond in £700 and assignment of above judgement, both 30 Oct. 1690, and final concord, with counterpart, Michaelmas Term 1690.  WISTON/3059-3062  1690

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3063-3066  1747-1748

Contents:
John Fortrie of Queenhithe, London, tobacconist (eldest son and heir of said John Fortrie) levied a fine, Michaelmas Term 1747 (nos. WISTON/3063, WISTON/3064; with counterpart), and with his father conveyed the property, 12, 13 Feb. 1747/8, to his sister, Ann Fortrie of Washington, spinster, in whose favour the uses of the said fine were then appointed (nos. WISTON/3065, WISTON/3066).

Property II  [no ref. or date]

Settlement on the intended marriage of (a) Robert Parkhurst and (b) Agnes Seale, dau. of William Seale, late of Nuthurst, yeo., dec'd.  WISTON/3067  17 April 1627

Contents:
Thomas Parkhurst of Washington, yeo., and Joan, his wife (parents of (a)), and Henry Parkhurst of Wisborough Green, yeo., covenant with Edward Goringe of Cobden in Sullington, gent., to levy a fine in respect of the above property, as well as tenements and lands (40a.) in Washington called Boordes and Boochis and two messuages, barn, garden, orchard and land (1a.) in South Pallant, Chichester, in occ. of Robert Feild and Clement Browne; Nappers and Stocklands to enure to the use of said Thomas Parkhurst for life with remainder to (a), and Allen, Thomas and Henry (the other sons) respectively, in tail male; the other properties to enure to uses of said Thomas and Joan Parkhurst, and (a) and (b) and their heirs.

Final concord, in accordance with no. WISTON/3067.  WISTON/3068  Easter Term 1627

Deed to lead the uses of a fine (with counterpart) between Robert Parkhurst and his three brothers (as above), all of Washington, to bar the entail.  WISTON/3069, 3070  5 May 1669

Final concord, in accordance with nos. WISTON/3069, WISTON/3070.  WISTON/3071  Easter Term 1669

Conveyance (feoffment), from (a) Robert Parkhurst to (b) Alan Parkhurst, his son, in consideration that (b) will satisfy the following debts incurred by (a), to:--  WISTON/3072  24 Dec 1674

Contents:
William Short, late of Horsham, miller, now of London, £120; Elizabeth Woolwyn of Ashurst, widow, £100; Thomas French alias Westridge of Steyning, £120; John Rogers of Washington, carpenter, £60; Edmund Smith of Stopham, £25; Jeffrey Houghton of Petworth, £15; William Ede of Petworth, £15; John Cooke of Goring, gent., £15; Susan Bushopp of Washington, spinster, £10; Edward Gillam of Sullington, £5; Joan Grinfeild of Horsham, £30; Nathaniel Streater of Storrington, £5; Robert Jupp of Shipley, £10.

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £240, from Alan Parkhurst of Washington, yeo., to Edmund Smyth of Stopham, yeo.  WISTON/3073  25 March 1676

Bond in £480  WISTON/3074  25 Mar 1676

Assignment of mortgage from Alan Parkhurst and Edmund Smyth to Jane Munnery of Cote in West Tarring, widow.  WISTON/3075  24 March 1676/7

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3076-3084  1716-1732

Contents:
The freehold title appears to have become vested in William Parson of Washington, yeo., who conveyed the property, 30, 31 Jan. 1715/6, to John Parson of Ashurst, yeo. (nos. WISTON/3076, WISTON/3077), who mortgaged it, 1 Jan. 1722/3, to William Laggett of Michelgrove in Clapham, yeo. (no. WISTON/3078); the mortgage was assigned, 6 Dec. 1731, to John Parson of Donnington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3079). There is a copy of the will, 25 Jan. 1731/2, of John Parson the mortgagor (now of Washington) who devised the property to William Mardiner and Ellis Geer, both of Washington, yeomen, in trust for sale (no. WISTON/3080), and the latter, following a release of dower from Elizabeth Parson, testator's widow (no. WISTON/3081) conveyed the property, 27, 28 Nov. 1732, to Ann Fortrie of Washington, spinster (nos. WISTON/3082, WISTON/3083), while the residue of the mortgage term was assigned to John Fortrie of Washington, clerk, in trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/3084).
(In no. WISTON/3079 Laggett is spelt 'Leggatt'.)

Property III  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £132 from (a) John Bishopp, snr., of Ashington, yeo., and John Bishopp, jnr., his son and heir apparent, to (b) Henry Parkhurst of Washington, yeo., in respect of the Ashington property, which (a) purchased of John Bennett of Wiston, yeo., and Joan his wife, and Walter Henley of Washington, yeo., and Agnes, his wife.  WISTON/3085  30 Jan 1651/2

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3086-3091  1712-1753

Contents:
Henry Parkhurst of Epsom, co. Surrey, yeo. (son of said Henry Parkhurst) conveyed both the Ashington and Washington properties, 1, 2 Oct. 1712, to John Fortrie of Washington, clerk (nos. WISTON/3086, WISTON/3087). There is a copy (with abstract of the will, 29 Nov. 1750, of John Fortrie, as vicar of Washington (nos. WISTON/3088, WISTON/3089) and an inventory of testator's goods (no. WISTON/3090). His dau. Ann, who was devisee and executrix under his said will, made letters of attorney, 10 Aug. 1753, to Sir Charles Matthew Goring of Wiston, bart., for the collection of moneys owed to her (no. WISTON/3091).

Property IV  [no ref. or date]

Demise for 1,000 years, in consideration of £20, from Thomas a Lee of Ashington, husbandman, to John Bennett of Wiston, yeo., in respect of the 2a. land.  WISTON/3092  1 July 1626

Bond in £40  WISTON/3093  1 Jul 1626

Conveyance (feoffment) to uses, from (a) Walter Hendley of Washington, husbandman, to (b) Robert Edsaw of Washington, yeo., and John Bennett of Wiston, yeo., in respect of the 2½a. croft and a croft (1½a.) adjoining a tenement in Washington where Thomas Henley, eldest son of (a), now dwells, and which crofts descended to (a) as son of Philip Henley.  WISTON/3094  3 Jan 1626/7

Contents:
(b) to hold the property to the use of (a), for life, with remainder to said Thomas Henley and his heirs.

Assignment of above term from John Bennett of Wiston, yeo. (exor. of will of John Bennett, his father) to Joan Bennett, one of the daus. of Robert Bennett of Wiston.  WISTON/3095  12 Oct 1636

Contents:
The assignment is in consideration of a legacy of £20 bequeathed to the said Joan by the said John Bennett, snr.

As no. WISTON/3095, but including John Henley of Wiston, yeo., now husband of said Joan, as assignee.  WISTON/3096  19 Jan 1637/8

Conveyance (lease and release), with bond, from John Henley of Washington, yeo., to John Fortrey of Washington, clerk.  WISTON/3097-3099  2, 3 Feb 1727/8

Property V  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (lease and release), from Robert Fagg of Wiston, esq., to John Fortrie of Washington, clerk.  WISTON/3100, 3101  19, 20 Jan 1712/3

Property VI  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3102-3104  1671-1755

Contents:
Henry Parkhurst was admitted, 15 May 1671, to this property (and 3a. in Washington in a croft called Powers Land) on the death of his father, also called Henry Parkhurst (no. WISTON/3102); he surrendered the land at Sidlocks Dean, 27 April 1713, to John Fortrey of Washington, clerk (no. WISTON/3103), on whose death, Coles Fortrie [sic] the youngest son, was admitted, 6 May 1754 (no. WISTON/3104). No. WISTON/3104 includes a copy of the surrender of the property, 21 April 1755, from said Coles Fortrie (described as of St. Vedas, Foster Lane, London, linen draper) to Ann Fortrie of Guildford, co. Surrey, spinster.

Property VII  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3105-3120  1705-1785

Contents:
William Henley of Washington, yeo., by his will, 6 June (proved 27 Sept.) 1705, devised the property, being leasehold of the President and Scholars of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, to his wife, Alice, for life, with remainder to his dau. Margaret, wife of Thomas Percy of West Chiltington, son of Thomas Pacy alias Percy, in accordance with his bond, 6 March 1700/1 (nos. WISTON/3105, WISTON/3106). There is an opinion of counsel (Timothy Burrell), 4 Jan. 1709/10, as to the terms of the will (no. WISTON/3107). Alice Henley of Washington, widow, mortgaged her lease for 20 years, made 25 July 1706, to John Parson, snr., of Washington, yeo., 10 Jan. 1710/11 (no. WISTON/3108). She married Henry Hobbs of Washington, yeo., who purchased Thomas Percy's interest in the property, 30 June 1712 (no. WISTON/3109), assigned the mortgage to Robert Ford of Findon, yeo., 30 June 1712 (no. WISTON/3110), and again (with bond), 28 Sept. 1713 (nos. WISTON/3111, WISTON/3112), and sold the lease, 18 June 1714, to John Fortrie of Washington, clerk (no. WISTON/3113). The latter received a new lease, and a licence to demise, 6 Aug. 1746 (no. WISTON/3114). His dau. Ann Fortrie of Guildford, co. Surrey, spinster, renewed lease and licence, 6 Aug. 1760 (nos. WISTON/3115, WISTON/3116), 6 Aug. 1767 (no. WISTON/3117) and 6 Aug. 1781 (no. WISTON/3118), and was given licence to alienate, 3 Nov. 1785 (no. WISTON/3119). There is a note, 9 Sept. 1785, relating to two attached receipts, 1715 and 1777, to be returned from a Mr. Sharp to Ann Fortrie (no. WISTON/3120).

All the properties  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3121-3124  1785

Contents:
There is a conveyance of properties I-V, 26, 27 Oct. 1785, from Ann Fortrie of Midhurst, spinster, in consideration of £1,250, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/3121, WISTON/3122). Property VI was surrendered to his use, 22 Dec. 1785 (no. WISTON/3123) and Ann Fortrie assigned to him her lease of property VII, 27 Dec. 1785 (no. WISTON/3124).

Abstracts of title of Ann Fortrie  WISTON/3125-3132  c1732-c1785

Contents:
Property I, reciting 2, 3 Nov. 1659-12, 13 Feb. 1747/8 (no. WISTON/3125); property II, reciting 17 April 1627-28 Nov. 1732 (no. WISTON/3126); property III, reciting 30 Jan. 1651/2-4 April 1752 (no. WISTON/3127); property IV, reciting 1 July 1626-4 April 1752 (no. WISTON/3128); property V, reciting 19, 20 Jan. 1712/3-4 April 1752 (no. WISTON/3129); property VI, reciting 15 May 1671-22 Dec. 1785 (no. WISTON/3130); property VII, reciting 6 March 1700/1-3 Nov. 1785 (no. WISTON/3131). There is a schedule of all deeds and writings (catalogued above) relating to the seven properties (no. WISTON/3132).

Lease for 14 years, at the yearly rent of £50, from Ann Fortrie of Guildford, co. Surrey, spinster, to James Carter of Washington, farmer.  WISTON/3133  10 Oct 1773

Contents:
Tenement, barns and lands (63a.) called Rockers and Hobs; barn, farm and lands (17a.) called the Clay Lands; parcel of meadow or pasture land (3a.) called Stockland; all in Washington.
(This lease is the last deed referred to in no. WISTON/3132, which describes it as a lease 'of the premises'. In other words the property in no. WISTON/3133 would appear to be a summarised description of properties I-VII above.)

The following documents, which relate to some of the properties as described in the above bundles, are dated later than the sale from Ann Fortrie to Charles Goring, and so constitute a new group.  [no ref. or date]

Copy of court roll, 25 Oct. 1792, of the manor of Sullington recording alienation of property II from John Parson to Ann Fortrie and then to Charles Goring.  WISTON/3134  15 Aug 1807

Deeds  WISTON/3135-3137  1833-1891

Contents:
Charles Goring, jnr., was admitted to property VI, 22 May 1833, as eldest son and heir of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd. and with his mother, Mary, as guardian (no. WISTON/3135); on his death, the Rev. John Goring of Wiston was admitted, 26 Aug. 1881 (no. WISTON/3136) and received an award of enfranchisement, 16 April 1891, with certificate of lodgement (no. WISTON/3137).

Deeds  WISTON/3138-3140  1801

Contents:
Property VII was conveyed in fee, 31 Jan. 1801, from the President and Scholars of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., who paid £204 for the redemption of Land Tax (no. WISTON/3138). There is a certificate, 7 May 1801, of the contract for redemption of the said Land Tax (no. WISTON/3139) and a bundle of 14 docs, 1761-1801, including receipts for rents, fines and fees, and some correspondence relating to the renewal of the lease of the property in 1796 and a proposed exchanged of lands (no. WISTON/3140; for more details of the exchange, see no. WISTON/3138).

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Tenement, garden, orchard, backside and 2a. land; 3a. arable land in a field called the West Clays; 3r. arable land in a field called the White Acres; all part of Nappers and Stocklands and in Washington (abuttals given).
II Tenement, garden and three crofts of land (3a.) called Pace Hole; 2a. land in the East Town Clays; ½a. land in the East Clays; 1½a. land in the Sheeplands (later called the Sheep Clays); 1a. land in the Withern Gate; all in Washington.

Property I  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £130, from Allan Parkhurst of Washington, yeo., to Robert Vaughan of Washington, blacksmith, and his son of the same name, place and trade.  WISTON/3141, 3142  5, 6 Feb 1678/9

Bond in £260  WISTON/3143  5 Feb 1678

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £40, from George Vaughan of Tarring, cordwainer (youngest son of Robert Vaughan, snr., dec'd.) to Robert Vaughan, eldest son and heir of said Robert Vaughan, dec'd.  WISTON/3144, 3145  23, 24 March 1692/3

Bond in £80  WISTON/3146  24 March 1692/3

Deeds  WISTON/3147-3154  1750-1788

Contents:
Elizabeth Croucher (née Vaughan) of Eastdean, widow, by her will, 29 Jan. 1749/50, devised all her estate to Clement Croucher of Eastdean, yeo., her only son (no. WISTON/3147), who conveyed the above property, 2, 3 Oct. 1764, to William Pannat of Thakeham, carpenter (nos. WISTON/3148, WISTON/3149). The latter, having mortgaged the property (with bond), 28 July 1787, to James Hunt of Kirdford, farmer (nos. WISTON/3150, WISTON/3151), conveyed it, 9, 10 Oct. 1788, in consideration of £60 to himself and £120 to his mortgagee, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/3152, WISTON/3153) and the residue of the mortgage term was assigned to Thomas Dennett of Storrington, surgeon, in trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/3154).

Property II  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3155-3167  1737-1788

Contents:
There is a mortgage (with bond), 22 Nov. 1737, from Stephen Snatt of Washington, yeo., to Richard Lemmon of Brighton, gent. (nos. WISTON/3155, WISTON/3156), who assigned it, 28 Feb. 1750/1, to Diones Geer of South Heighton, clerk (no. WISTON/3157). The property was conveyed, 1,2 Oct. 1754, from William Woolger of Henfield, yeo. (who purchased it of Thomas West of Washington, husbandman, nephew and heir of said Stephen Snatt) to William Pannett [sic] of Thakeham, carpenter (nos. WISTON/3158, WISTON/3159), and the residue of the mortgage term was assigned, 4 Dec. 1754, to John Wheeler of Steyning, saddler, in trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/3160). William Pannatt mortgaged the property (with bond), 19 April 1779, to Constance Leggatt of Sutton, widow (nos. WISTON/3161, WISTON/3162), who assigned it, 19 April 1787, to John Steer of Egdean, cordwainer and victualler (no. WISTON/3164). There is a lease, 31 Oct. 1785 (including property I) from William Pannatt to Thomas Fuller of Sullington, husbandman (no. WISTON/3163). Following articles of agreement, 25 Aug. 1788 (no. WISTON/3165) property II was conveyed, 9, 10 Oct. 1788, from William Pannatt, in consideration of £50 to his mortgagee and £150 to himself, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., and in the same conveyance, the residue of the mortgage term was assigned to Thomas Dennett of Storrington, surgeon, in trust to attend the inheritance (nos. WISTON/3166, WISTON/3167).

Abstract of title of William Pannat to property I, reciting 5, 6 Feb. 1678/9-28 July 1787, and to property II, reciting 28 Feb. 1750/1-19 April 1787.  WISTON/3168  1787

Tenement, barn, garden, orchard and backside and ½a. land called Stonehill in Ashington and Washington, part of 2½a. land in Stonehill Croft or Close.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £55, from John Hewell of Ashington, yeo. (who purchased the tenement, barn, garden, orchard and backside from James Bayly of Wiston, shepherd) to Thomas Lee of Steyning, yeo.  WISTON/3169  27 Dec 1667

Bond in £100  WISTON/3170  27 Dec 1667

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £15, from William Lee of Ashington, husbandman (son and heir of said Thomas Lee) to John Hayne of Chancton in Washington, yeo.  WISTON/3171  2 Dec 1693

Bond in £30  WISTON/3172  2 Dec 1693

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3173-3181  1708-1786

Contents:
The mortgage was assigned, 8 Oct. 1708, to John Brooks of Washington, blacksmith (no. WISTON/3173) who, after a second mortgage, 4 Nov. 1710 (no. WISTON/3174) assigned it, 23 Oct. 1716, to Robert Smith of Ashurst, husbandman (no. WISTON/3175). There are further assignments, 28 April 1722, to John Thompson of Ashington, husbandman (3176) and 23 Sept. 1728, to John Fortrie of Washington, clerk (no. WISTON/3177). The freehold was conveyed, 16, 17 March 1742/3 from said William Lee to Thomas Verrall of Wiston, husbandman (nos. WISTON/3178, WISTON/3179), who conveyed it, 9, 10 Oct. 1786, in consideration of £170, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/3180, WISTON/3181).

Parcel of arable land (6a.) called Haynsfeild (with barn by 1711); parcel of pasture land (4a.) called Merryfeild; parcel of land (1a.) in the Common Field called the Evern(e); 3r. pasture land in the Common Field called the Snowes; lands, tenements and hereditaments (20a.) called Chatlingden; all in Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year missing), in consideration of £140, from Alan Parkhurst of Washington, yeo., to John Cook(e) of Goring, gent.  WISTON/3182  26, 27 May 1676

Bond in £200 and receipt for consideration money, both 27 May 1676, and final concord, with counterpart, Trinity Term 1677.  WISTON/3183-3186  1676 - 1677

Deeds  WISTON/3187-3190  1705 - 1711

Contents:
John Cook of Goring, gent. (son of said John Cook), having mortgaged the property, 5 Feb. 1704/5, to William London of Clapham, yeo. (no. WISTON/3187), conveyed the freehold, 25, 26 March 1711, in consideration of £101 to his mortgagee and £29 to himself, to Robert Fagge of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/3188, WISTON/3189), while the residue of the mortgage term was assigned to Robert Leeves of Steyning, gent., in trust to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/3190).

Chapmans and Goslings  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Both the following properties are in Washington and copyhold of Washington manor.
I Tenement and 9a. land called Chapmans.
II Tenement, barn and 8a. land called Goslings.

Deeds of property I  WISTON/3191-3196  1695-1757

Contents:
Alice, wife of Thomas Bennet, was admitted to property I, 9 Aug. 1695, on the death of her mother, Alice Homard, dau. of John Haines (no. WISTON/3191). By her will, 4 Dec. 1749, she devised the property to her nephew, Charles Holmwood of Findon, husbandman, who was admitted, 11 Nov. 1755 (no. WISTON/3192). Following an agreement, 12 Oct. 1756 (no. WISTON/3193) Charles Holmwood surrendered the property (with bond), 26 Oct. 1756, to Henry Elliott of Wick in Lyminster, husbandman (nos. WISTON/3194, WISTON/3195) who was admitted, 17 Jan. 1757 (no. WISTON/3196).

Deeds of property II  WISTON/3197-3205  1720-1770

Contents:
John Parlett of Madehurst, yeo., by his will, 6 Jan. 1719/20, devised property II to his son Clement (no. WISTON/3197). There is an extract from the will, 21 Jan. 1737/8, of Elizabeth Parlett of Madehurst, widow, who divided her estate, including stock on Parsonage Farm, Madehurst, equally among her eight children [names given], but the above property does not seem to be affected (no. WISTON/3198). Clement Parlett of Warningcamp, yeo., by his will, 8 April 1748, devised the property to his wife Mary (no. WISTON/3199). She was admitted, 10 May 1748 (no. WISTON/3200) and, having married Daniel Palmer, late of Washington, yeo. ('sometime run away from his. .. wife and family'), mortgaged the property, 7 Nov. 1750, to Thomas Searle of Washington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3201). Her devisee, Thomas Woodman of Climping, labourer, following an agreement, 3 Feb. 1752/3 (no. WISTON/3202), surrendered the property 10 March 1752/3, to John Elliott of Warningcamp, yeo. (no. WISTON/3203). There is a receipt, 12 March 1752/3, from Phebe and Ann King, both of Climping, spinsters, for legacies under the will of their mother, the said Mary Palmer, dec'd. (no. WISTON/3204). Henry Elliott was admitted to the property 12 March 1770, on the death of his brother Richard (no. WISTON/3205).

Deeds of both properties  WISTON/3206-3212  1770 - 1793

Contents:
Henry Elliott, now described as of Washington, farmer, by his will, 12 March 1770, devised both properties to his wife, Mary, for life, with remainder to his son, Henry (nos. WISTON/3206, WISTON/3207) who was admitted, 19 Jan. 1792 (no. WISTON/3208). Having mortgaged the properties (with bond), 30 May 1792, to John Shaft, jnr., of Arundel, grocer (nos. WISTON/3209, WISTON/3210), Henry Elliott, following agreement for sale, 11 July 1793 (no. WISTON/3211), surrendered the properties, 15 Oct. 1793, in consideration of £400, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., who was admitted the same day (no. WISTON/3212).

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Lands, tenements and hereditaments (19a.) in Washington, called Childs Land(s), of which 2a. are in Poores Land and 1a. in East Clay.
II In 1649: lands in Wiston called Parker's Common, with two fishponds on W. of same, near N. end thereof. By 1806: tenement, barn, garden, orchard and 7a. land in Wiston, called Parker's Common.
III 3a. land in croft called Powers Land(s) in Washington, copyhold of the manor of Selah.

Property I  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £286, from (a) John Bennett of Warminghurst, yeo. (whose grandfather, Thomas Bennett of Chancton [in Washington], purchased the property of Thomas Wiseman of Goringlee [in Thakeham], esq.) to (b) John Bennett of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/3213  26 March 1622

Contents:
Recites that William Bennett, dec'd., Susan Pratt, widow, and Mary [Bennett] are father, mother and wife, respectively, of (a).

Will, of John Bennett of Wiston who devised the property to his wife, Joan (who later married Thomas Farley) for life, with remainder to Robert Bennett, one of the sons of Philip Bennett of Wiston, testator's brother, and further remainder to Thomas Bennett, one of the sons of Robert Bennett of Wiston, another brother of testator.  WISTON/3214  2 June 1645

Quitclaim of his interest in the property from Henry Bennett of Wiston, yeo., to Thomas Bennett of Ashington, yeo.  WISTON/3215  27 Jan 1663/4

Mortgage by demise for 1,000 years, for £100, from Thomas Bennett now of Wiston, yeo., to Margery Soale of King's Barn in Upper Beeding, spinster.  WISTON/3216  20 May 1679

Letters of administration, 5 Oct. 1723, of the estate of said Thomas Bennett were granted to Thomas Bennett his son (no. WISTON/3217) who mortgaged the property, 3 Oct. 1732, to Edward Luckin of Wiston, yeo. (no. WISTON/3218).  WISTON/3217, 3218  1723 - 1732

Property II  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (feoffment), out of 'natural love' from (a) Robert Bennett, snr., of Wiston, yeo., to (b) Thomas Bennett of Steyning, tailor, his son, to hold after the death of (a).  WISTON/3219  26 Jan 1649/50

Contents:
Appointment of John Gillam of Steyning, currier, as attorney to deliver seisin.

Mortgage, by demise for 500 years, for £70, from Thomas Bennett of Ashington, tailor, to Jane Whitebread of Ashurst, widow.  WISTON/3220  24 July 1663

All the properties  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3221-3250  1726 - 1826

Contents:
Thomas Bennett of Washington, yeo., who had been admitted to property III, 2 May 1726 (no. WISTON/3221), devised it, by his will, 13 April 1738, to his son Robert, while properties I and II charged with legacies to testator's children, Thomas and Mary (receipts, nos. WISTON/3222, WISTON/3223), were devised in trust to his executors, Thomas Woolwin of Findon, yeo., and Thomas Verrall of Wiston, shepherd (no. WISTON/3224). The said Robert Bennett was admitted (a minor) to property III, 20 April 1741 (no. WISTON/3225), and was granted properties I and II, 15, 16 April 1753, by the said executors (nos. WISTON/3226, WISTON/3227). The mortgage of property I (see no. WISTON/3218) was assigned (with bond), 28 April 1753, to John Cooke of Storrington, mercer (nos. WISTON/3228, WISTON/3229), to whom a further mortgage, of both properties I and II, was made, 17, 18 May 1754 (nos. WISTON/3230, WISTON/3231). Mary Bennett of Wiston, widow of said Thomas Bennett, dec'd., released her claim to dower in properties I and II, 2 April 1755, to her son, the said Robert Bennett (no. WISTON/3232), who, late of Wiston but now of West Chiltington, farmer, conveyed both properties absolutely (with final concord), 8, 9 April 1755, to Henry Foster of Storrington, tallow chandler (nos. WISTON/3233-3236), who was admitted to property III, 21 April 1755, following a surrender by the said Robert (no. WISTON/3237). Properties I and II were settled, 22, 23 Jan. 1771, on the intended marriage of Henry Charles Foster of Storrington, tallow chandler (eldest son of said Henry Foster) and Mary Hack of Pulborough, spinster (nos. WISTON/3238-3240). There is an opinion, c.1775, on 'Mr. Foster's Abstract of Title' (no. WISTON/3241). John Henry Foster was admitted, 18 April 1785, to property III, on the death of his mother, Elizabeth, widow of said Henry Foster (no. WISTON/3242). No. WISTON/3243 is a copy of the will, 25 Oct. 1786, of Mary Hack of West Chiltington, widow, whose grand-daughter Mauritia (only child of said Henry Charles Foster), together with Edward Tooth Petar of Petworth, butcher, her husband, leased properties I and II, 30 Sept. 1795, to Henry Rook of Wiston, yeo. (no. WISTON/3244), and later conveyed the same properties, 28, 29 March 1806 (with final concord), in consideration of £982, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/3245-3248). Property III passed to the said Edward Tooth Petar, and Mauritia, his wife, who, in accordance with a covenant in no. WISTON/3246, surrendered it to the use of the said Charles Goring who was admitted, following a recovery, 22 Aug. 1806 (no. WISTON/3249; with receipt for manorial fees). No. WISTON/3250 is a certificate, 4 April 1826, of contract for the redemption of Land Tax on property I (as well as on house and 45a. land called Sandhill and 22a. land called Wichpools, all in Washington), with attached form, certificate and assessment.

Valor or extent of properties formerly of Edward Goringe, esq., dec'd., and which have descended, or ought to descend, to Henry Goringe, as son and next heir; with annexed deed of covenant, between the Master and Surveyor of the Court of Wards and Liveries and the said Henry Goringe as to rules for compilation of said extent.  WISTON/3251  20 Nov 1623

Contents:
Manor or farm, capital messuage and lands called Hyden [Highden] in Highden [in Washington], Findon, Washington and Sullington; manor or farm of Okehurste in Billingshurst and lands, tenements and hereditaments called Lee Sparre, Jefferyes, Sparrewood, Crouch Howse and Crouchland; land called Cockescrofte and tenement and land called Little Eaton, in Billingshurst; land and tenements called Rownor and Rownor Mill, in Pulborough; meadow called Imple Torre in Wisborough Green; manor or farm of Howycke in Rudgwick; messuage and lands in Shipley; manor of farm and lands called Maryngedene in Billingshurst; rectory of Billingshurst and presentation of the vicarage of Billingshurst Church; messuage in Billingshurst called the White Horse; messuage and lands in East Angmering. [Value, terms of tenure and fuller details, generally, are stated.]
(Crouch House is later called 'Church House'.)

Lease (with counterpart), for 21 years, at nominal rent, from (a) Henry Goringe, snr., of Highden [in Washington], esq., to (b) Henry Goringe, jnr., of Highden, his son.  WISTON/3252, 3253  16 Oct 1651

Contents:
Capital messuage and farm called Highden Farm, with lands, tenements and sheep downs belonging in Washington and Findon; rectory or parsonage of Billingshurst with glebelands, tithes and profits belonging; part of capital messuage, barns, buildings, gates and gaterooms in Billingshurst called Ockhurst House and Ockhurst Barns with orchard, garden and closes of land called High Field, the Marlons and Ockhurst Warren; woods abutting E. on highway from Ockhurst to Rudgwick; lands and tenements called the Brookes in Wiggenholt.
The lease is made on condition that: (i) (b) find for (a), Mary, the wife of (a), and one man servant and one maid servant of (a), meat, drink and lodging in such rooms of Highden House as (a) shall think fit; (ii) (b) keep two horses at grass in Highden Farm, for the use of (a); (iii) (b) find meat, drink, lodging and apparel for his own children; (iv) if (a), his wife, servants and horses leave Highden House, (b) pay to (a) the yearly rent of £60.

General quitclaim from Edward Goring of Cobden in Sullington, gent., to Henry Goring of Highden in Washington, esq.  WISTON/3254  21 Nov 1677

Contents:
(The context of this deed is not clear but it is endorsed 'the other writings concern the Parsonage of Billingshurst'; there is no series of deeds for this parsonage in the Collection but it is mentioned in the above deeds of Highden House.)

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Fields or closes of land (21a.) formerly three fields, in Ashington and Washington; and, from 1738, parcel of land or down for feeding sheep (30a.) in Ashington and Washington, called Lee Downs, and coppice or woodground (7a.) in Ashington or [sic] Washington; from 1700/1-1736, messuage, barn and 14a. land, and two portions of great and small tithes in Portslade and Atlingworth [also in Portslade].
(Until 1738 the property in Ashington and Washington is described as 'three closes of land, sheep down and coppice'. This may just be an early description of the three fields (21a.) or may also include Lee Downs and the 7a. coppice.)
II In 1699: tenement called Dudgeon's; E. part of a great barn; two closes of land (5a.) called the East Crofts; pasture for five sheep on Lee Down; all in Washington. From 1724/5: tenement, barn, lands and premises (16a.) called Lock's (abuttals given).
III Lands called Lee Croft, being two crofts in Washington, copyhold of the manor of Sullington.
IV Tenement, barn and half yardland called Peter's in Washington, copyhold of the manor of Washington.
V Lands called Willoughby's in Washington, copyhold of the manor of Washington.
VI Tenement, barn and yardland (40a.) called Green's in Washington, copyhold of the manor of Washington.

Property I  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3255-3269  1701 - 1745

Contents:
There is a copy of the will, 12 March 1700/1, of Wheatley Michell of the Middle Temple, London, esq., who, having made a bequest of Field Place, in Warnham, makes reservation of the above property, which is to be conveyed to John Rogers of Horsham (no. WISTON/3255); Mary Greenfeild of Horsham, widow, executrix and devisee under the will of the said John Rogers, released her interest in the property, 29 Nov. 1735, to Stephen Snatt of Washington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3256) to whom the property was conveyed, 23, 24 March 1735/6, by Francis Warden of Butlers Green in Cuckfield, gent., only son and heir of John Warden, of the same, dec'd., who was surviving trustee under the said will of Wheatley Michell (nos. WISTON/3257, WISTON/3258). Following a mortgage (with bond) 25 March 1736, from the said Stephen Snatt to John Duke of Brighton, gent. (nos. WISTON/3259, WISTON/3260), the property was involved in a deed, 8 Nov. 1738, to lead the uses of a fine, which was suffered in that Michaelmas Term (nos. WISTON/3261-3263). The property was again mortgaged, 4 Oct. 1739 (no. WISTON/3264) and then assigned by the mortgagees, John Hards of Abberton alias Edburton, yeo., and Richard Borman of Steyning, apothecary, 4 June 1743, to the said John Duke, to whom Stephen Snatt had released his equity of redemption in the property, 16 Sept. 1741 (nos. WISTON/3265, WISTON/3266). John Duke conveyed the property (with bond) 15, 16 April 1745, to Richard Lemmon of Shad Thames in St. John's, co. Surrey, mariner (nos. WISTON/3267-WISTON/3269).

Properties II and III  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3270-3282  1699 - 1748

Contents:
John Henly of Washington, yeo. (son and heir of John Henly, late of Washington, husbandman, dec'd.) conveyed property II (with bond), 5, 6 May 1699, to Henry Lock of Washington, carpenter (nos. WISTON/3270-3272) who, by his will, 20 Jan. 1724/5, devised property II to his wife Margaret for life, with remainder to trustees for sale, and devised property III (late Parkhurst's) to John Woolvin of Cowfold, one of the said trustees (nos. WISTON/3273). Property II was conveyed, 14, 16 March 1729, from the said John Woolvin to Stephen Snatt of Washington, yeo., and the release recites a contract for the sale of property III (nos. WISTON/3274, WISTON/3275); there is a deed, 19 May 1730, to lead the uses of a fine, in respect of property II (no. WISTON/3276). The said Stephen Snatt mortgaged property II (with bond), 21 April 1731, to Richard Lemmon jnr., of Shad Thames in St. Tooley's, Southwark [co. Surrey], mariner (nos. WISTON/3277, WISTON/3278), and having further bound himself in £100, 30 Oct. 1733, to a Richard Lemmon of Brighton, mariner (no. WISTON/3279), agreed, 30 July 1741, to release his interest in both properties to the said Richard Lemmon of Brighton (no. WISTON/3280), whom he authorised, 9 Dec. 1741, to deliver corn and cattle, distrained for arrears of rent, to John Woolger and William Woolger, jnr., who had agreed to pay off the said arrears (no. WISTON/3281). Richard Lemmon, snr., of Brighton, gent., assigned, 25 March 1748, the monies due on the mortgage by Stephen Snatt, now dec'd., to his son, Richard Lemmon, jnr., of Brighton, mariner, as security for a debt to his said son of £303 3s. 0d. (no. WISTON/3282).

Properties IV-VI  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3283-3289  1731 - 1759

Contents:
The said Richard Lemmon, jnr., of Brighton, acquired these three copyholds, being admitted to: property IV, 18 June 1759, following surrender by Thomas Geere and Jane, his wife, who, as Jane Mathews, had been admitted, 14 Sept. 1731, as dau. of William Mathews, dec'd. (nos. WISTON/3283, WISTON/3284); property V, 23 March 1740/1, following surrender by William Wood of Washington, yeo., who had been admitted to this, and property called Sandhill and Tiplith, 18 July 1732, on surrender by John Parsons of Donnington, yeo. (nos. WISTON/3285, WISTON/3286); property VI, 20 Jan. 1740/1, following surrender, 10 Nov. 1740, by said William Wood, who had mortgaged the property, 15 Nov. 1737, to William French of Westminster, co. Middx., baker (nos. WISTON/3287-3289).

All the properties  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3290-3304  1756 - 1792

Contents:
There is a copy of the will, 31 Dec. 1756, of Richard Lemmon, snr., of Brighton, but the above properties are not involved (no. WISTON/3290). His son and exor. Richard Lemmon, jnr., devised properties I-III, V and VI, by his will, 19 May 1758, and property IV by a codicil, 11 April 1760, to his wife, Mary, for life, with remainder to his nephew, Richard Lemmon Whichelo (no. WISTON/3291), who was granted a release of legacies, 24 Oct. 1775 (no. WISTON/3292). Mary Lemmon, widow, was admitted to property III, 29 June 1768 (no. WISTON/3293) and, on her death, the said Richard Lemmon Whichelo was admitted to properties IV, V and VI, 14 June 1776 (no. WISTON/3294) and property III, 30 Dec. 1784 (no. WISTON/3295). He conveyed properties I and II (with covenant to surrender the copyholds) 8, 9 Oct. 1788, in consideration of £1,750, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/3296, WISTON/3297); associated with the conveyance is a bond, 9 Oct. 1788, for quiet enjoyment (no. WISTON/3298), a copy of no. WISTON/3291 with covering letter, 9 Oct. 1788 (no. WISTON/3299), solicitor's bill of costs, with receipt 24 Nov. 1788 (no. WISTON/3300) and final concord, with counterpart, Michaelmas Term, 1788 (nos. WISTON/3301, WISTON/3302). Charles Goring was admitted to properties IV-VI, 24 Nov. 1788 (no. WISTON/3303) and property III, 25 Oct 1792 (no. WISTON/3304).

The following documents, which relate to property III as described in the above bundles, are dated later than the sale from Richard Lemmon Whichelo to Charles Goring and so constitute a new group.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3305-3307  1830-1873

Contents:
Admission, 7 May 1830, of Charles Goring (aged 13), eldest son of Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., dec'd. and appointment of Mary Goring, widow, his mother, as guardian (no. WISTON/3305); the Rev. John Goring of Wiston was admitted, 10 Nov. 1873, on death of his brother, the said Charles Goring (who died 1849) and his admission acknowledges tenure of freehold properties in Washington called Balls Acre and Stockland alias Nappers (no. WISTON/3306). The copyhold property was enfranchised, 12 Nov. 1873, to the said John Goring, in consideration of £70 paid from the proceeds of the sale of part of the residuary real estate of Charles Goring, his father (no. WISTON/3307).

Parcel of land in Washington (1r.; later 2r.) abutting N. on Washington Common (by 1853, on road from Storrington to Steyning); with tenement erected thereon, by 1750, and four tenements, by 1853.  [no ref. or date]

Demise for 1,000 years, in consideration of 40s. 0d. from Thomas Eversfeld of Grove in Hollington, gent., to John Capelein of Washington, yeo.  WISTON/3308  16 Nov 1606

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Charlton Manor 21 Oct. 1793'.

Deeds  WISTON/3309-3319  1750 - 1853

Contents:
The property was assigned, 11 May 1750, without equity of redemption, from John Caplen of Steyning, carpenter, and Edward Young of Steyning, fellmonger, his mortgagee, to Thomas Searle of Washington, farmer (no. WISTON/3309), who, by his will [blank] Jan. 1769, devised the property to his nephew, Robert Searle of Findon, husbandman (no. WISTON/3310), who assigned it, 2 June 1792, to Thomas Tidey of Washington, bricklayer (no. WISTON/3311). Following a mortgage (with bond), 14 June 1792, to James Goodjer of Steyning, glazier (nos. WISTON/3312, WISTON/3313), the said Thomas Tidey devised the property by his will, 11 Nov. 1793, to his wife, Elizabeth (no. WISTON/3314). There are Letters of Administration of the effects of the said Elizabeth, granted 5 Feb. 1820, to her son, William (no. WISTON/3315), who (of Worthing in Broadwater, blacksmith), together with the said James Goodjer, assigned the residue of the term, 30 Nov. 1821, to Josias Woolger of Steyning, grocer (no. WISTON/3316) and there is a solicitor's bill of costs and a note of the deaths of Thomas and Betty (Elizabeth) Tidey (nos. WISTON/3317, WISTON/3318). Richard Woolger of Steyning, shopkeeper (son of the said Josias Woolger) and others, assigned the property, 12 Oct. 1853, in consideration of £350, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/3319).

Abstract of title of the devisees and executors under the will of Josias Woolger, dec'd., reciting 16 Nov. 1607 [recte 1606]-7 Aug. 1841.  WISTON/3320  c1841

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Close of land (3a.) in Washington called Broadbridge Croft (abuttals given).
II 4a. land in a Common Field called the Merryfield; 1a. land in a Common Field called the Heburne; both in Washington.
III Tenement and 2a. land in Washington called Bells Garden and pasture for one cow in the New Common, copyhold of the manor of Washington.
IV Cottage, garden and 3a. 3r. 0p. land in Washington formerly (parcel of lands) called Bowyers, copyhold of the manor of Washington.
V Cottage and 30p. land in Washington and 1½a. adjoining land, copyhold of the manor of Washington.

Deeds  WISTON/3321-3339  1714 - 1814

Contents:
Property I was conveyed, 22, 23 April 1714, from John Cooper of Salvington in West Tarring, yeo., to Elizabeth Birchfeild of Washington, spinster (no. WISTON/3321; lease for a year missing). Sir Robert Fagg of Wiston, bart., conveyed property II (which he purchased of John Cooke of Goring, esq.) to Thomas Parham of Steyning, gent., and Ann, his wife, 26, 27 Nov. 1716 (nos. WISTON/3322, WISTON/3323); the Parhams, now of Horsham, conveyed it, 25, 26 Oct. 1732, to Abraham Hol(l)ford of Washington, maltster (nos. WISTON/3324, WISTON/3325), who, by the will, 21 March 1744/5 (proved 28 April 1747) of Elizabeth Cooke alias Burchfield [sic], acquired properties I and III (no. WISTON/3326), and was admitted to property IV, 12 June 1747, on the surrender by William Tustin of Wapping, co. Middx., cooper, and Sarah, his wife, only dau. of John Haynes, dec'd., by Sarah, his wife, who married William Mardinor (no. WISTON/3327). There is a copy of the will, 22 Oct. 1761 (with probate, 20 June 1764) of the said Abraham Holford, with receipts, accounts, and discharge (with draft) to the executors, one of whom was Sir Charles Matthew Goring of Wiston, bart. (nos. WISTON/3328; WISTON/3329 (4 docs.)). Abraham Holford, jnr., of Washington, yeo., was admitted to properties III, IV (being here described as 3a. 1r. 0p.) and V, 22 Oct. 1764 (no. WISTON/3330) and properties I and II were conveyed to him, 26, 27 Feb. 1765, by the said executors of his father's will and by Charles and John Holford, Mary Seymour, widow, Elizabeth Stoneham and Ann Chaffin, his brothers and sisters (no. WISTON/3331, WISTON/3332). John Holford of the Sun Fire Office, London, having been admitted to properties III-V, 9 Aug. 1774, on the death of his said brother, Abraham (no. WISTON/3333), leased properties III and IV, 4 Nov. 1782, to John Jeffery of Washington, malster (no. WISTON/3334), and conveyed properties I and II, 9, 10 Oct. 1788, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., in consideration of £200 (nos. WISTON/3335, WISTON/3336). The said Charles Goring was admitted, 24 Nov. 1788, to properties III-V and there is a receipt, of even date, for the consideration money of £200 (nos. WISTON/3337, WISTON/3338). No. WISTON/3339 is a letter, 25 March 1814, from J. Jeffery, jnr., of Billingshurst to Charles Goring at Wiston relating to timber on 'Holford's copyholds'.

Messuage, barn and 14a. land, late Belchamber's; 2a. 3r. land, late Taverner's; cottage and 1r. land called the East Garden, parcel of lands called Peter's; 3a. land called Butt's; all in Washington and copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3340-3353  1709 - 1794

Contents:
John Rogers of Washington, yeo., by his will, 1 July 1709, devised a freehold tenement and lands, and copyhold properties called Belchamber's, Harber's, Philip Taverner's and But's [sic] to his wife Elizabeth (no. WISTON/3340). Thomas Snatt, younger son of Elizabeth, late sister of said John Rogers, was admitted, 3 Sept. 1729, to the properties as described at the head of these entries, following the death of Elizabeth Snatt, late widow of said John Rogers (no. WISTON/3341). There are mortgages from the said Thomas Snatt to Henry Chatfield of Steyning, carrier, 21 July 1731 and 3 April 1733 (nos. WISTON/3342, WISTON/3343) and a mortgage (with bond), 16 March 1733/4 to Captain Richard Humphery of Brighton, mariner (nos. WISTON/3344, WISTON/3345), who was admitted, 5 Nov. 1734, when the debt was not repaid (no. WISTON/3346). John Whit(e)ing of Henfield, tailor, only son and heir apparent of Peter Whiteing of Henfield, tailor, and Mary, his wife (née Snatt) released his interest in the property, 1 Nov. 1742, and there is a receipt for the consideration money of £27 6s. 0d. (nos. WISTON/3347, WISTON/3348). Elizabeth Humphrey [sic] widow of the said Richard Humphery, was admitted 14 Aug. 1755, on her husband's death (no. WISTON/3349). On her own death, her youngest son, Benjamin Humphery, was admitted, 13 Sept. 1781 (no. WISTON/3350), and he (being of Nonington, co. Kent, carpenter) surrendered the property, 15 April 1794, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., who was admitted the same day (no. WISTON/3351). There is a bill of costs and manorial fees, 15 April 1794 (no. WISTON/3352) and an undated analysis of the various copyholds which comprise the property as a whole (no. WISTON/3353; 2 docs.).

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Barn and ½a. land in Washington, with newly erected tenement by 1801, copyhold of the manor of Washington.
II Tenement, barn and 11a. land in Washington, formerly of William Caplyn, copyhold of the manor of Washington.

Deeds  WISTON/3354-3365  1734-1801

Contents:
Roger Parr of Washington, husbandman, was admitted to property I, 5 Nov. 1734, on the surrender by Henry Limbris (no. WISTON/3354), and Mary Parr, his widow, was admitted, 19 Oct. 1742 (no. WISTON/3355). Elizabeth, wife of John Cooles and youngest dau. of said Roger Parr, mortgaged both properties, 24 June 1754, to Henry Elliot of Littlehampton, husbandman (no. WISTON/3356), and 10 Jan. 1759, to Roger Holmes of Findon, gardener (no. WISTON/3357). John French and Elizabeth, his wife (née Parr), surrendered property II, 14 April 1770, to William Ayling of Washington, farmer, who was admitted the same day (no. WISTON/3358). There are no more documents till the surrender, 20 Sept. 1786, by Richard Penfold of Washington, farmer, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., of property II with other premises, formerly Hamper's, late Michael's, property called Marsh Lands and Wilmott's, and cottages called the West Garden and Bowyer's, all in Washington (no. WISTON/3359). There is an undated 'account of Penfold's land' (no. WISTON/3360), a promissory note, 22 Sept. 1786, from Charles Goring to Peter Penfold (brother of said Richard Penfold) (no. WISTON/3361), instructions, 6 Oct. 1786, from Charles Goring to Messrs. Child & Co., his bankers (no. WISTON/3362) and a receipt 6 Oct. 1786, from Richard Penfold to Charles Goring for £750, the consideration money for the sale of his copyhold estates (no. WISTON/3363). The said Charles Goring was admitted to property I, 17 Dec. 1801, on the surrender by James Figg of Dulwich, co. Surrey, carpenter, and there is a bill of costs and manorial fees (nos. WISTON/3364, WISTON/3365).
(In nos. WISTON/3361, WISTON/3362 the signature of Charles Goring has been cut away.)

Messuage, two barns and lands (16a.) in Washington called Barewalls, heretofore Bowyer's, copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3366-3371  1739-1790

Contents:
Mary Cornelius Goble, widow, surrendered the property, 11 July 1739, to John Stubbs of Sompting, yeo. (no. WISTON/3366) whose widow, Ann Stubbs, was admitted, 25 May 1748, on her husband's death (no. WISTON/3367), but forfeited the property to her youngest son, Michael, by marrying Richard Triggs of Sompting, wheelwright (no. WISTON/3368). The said Michael Stubbs mortgaged the property, 13 Oct. 1777, to Thomas Hasted of Lancing, cordwainer, but having married Joyce, the niece and heir of his mortgagee, the surrender was made void, 9 April 1790 (no. WISTON/3369). Following a lease of the property (described as a 30a. farm), 15 Sept. 1779, to Charles Penfold of Washington, farmer (no. WISTON/3370), it was surrendered, 9 April 1790, by said Michael Stubbs (of Sompting, wheelwright), to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., who was admitted the same day (no. WISTON/3371).

Tenement, garden and two crofts of land (1½a.) in Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3372-3379  1730-1788

Contents:
John Henley of Waldron, husbandman (eldest son and heir of John Henley, late of Washington, yeo., dec'd.) conveyed the property, 19 May 1730, to Edward Parsons of Washington, tailor (no. WISTON/3372). Henry Figg, late of Washington, but now of Storrington, farmer, and Mary his wife, mortgaged it, 11 Nov. 1757, to Felix Fuller of West Chiltington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3373) and conveyed the freehold, 11, 12 Aug. 1762, to Thomas Waters of Houghton, schoolmaster (nos. WISTON/3374, WISTON/3375). It was purchased, 11, 12 June 1777, by William Ayling of Washington, yeo. (nos. WISTON/3376, WISTON/3377), who conveyed it, 7, 8 July 1788, in consideration of £150, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/3378, WISTON/3379).
(No. WISTON/3375 describes Henry Figgs Wife Mary her as dau. of Roger Parr, late of Washington, farmer, dec'd., by Mary, his wife, who was only dau. and heiress of said Edward Parsons.

3r. lands in the Common Fields of Washington, called the Sands (abuttals given).  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3380-3383  1638 - 1820

Contents:
Thomas Woodman, by his will, 14 March 1637/8, devised the property to his nephew, Edward Woodman of Horley, co. Surrey, yeo., who demised it for 1,000 years, 12 Aug. 1644, to Philip Tavener of Washington, yeo. The term became vested in Mary Young, widow of George Young of Washington, yeo., who assigned it, 13 Feb. 1733/4, to Thomas Searle, churchwarden of Washington, yeo., and Ellis Geere and Abraham Holford, overseers of Washington poor (no. WISTON/3380). There were further assignments, 3 April 1734, to Roger Parr of Washington, husbandman (no. WISTON/3381), 2 Oct. 1776, from Andrew Rinkett of Storrington, baker, and Sarah, his wife (late Sarah Figg, granddau. of Mary Parr, widow of said Roger Parr) to Michael Stubbs of Sompting, wheelwright (no. WISTON/3382), and 1 Nov. 1793, to Charles Penfold of Washington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3383). No. WISTON/3383 is endorsed with assignment, 10 April 1820, in consideration of £30 from the said Charles Penfold to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq.

Manor of Washington  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The following title-deeds of the manor of Washington form two bundles. The first bundle (nos. WISTON/3384-3393) involves:--
The manor of Washington, with appurtenances; dwellinghouse, two barns, stable, carthouse (with granary over it), woodhouse, two gaterooms, garden and orchard and several closes or parcels of arable, pasture and coppice ground (165a.; details given) in Washington and called North Farm; dwellinghouse, two barns, stables, dog-kennel, boilinghouse and other buildings, with gateroom, garden, orchard and several closes or parcels of arable and coppice ground (76a.; details given) in Findon and called North End Farm; two dwellinghouses, three barns, two stables, granary and hovel, with gaterooms, gardens, orchards and several closes or parcels of arable, meadow, pasture land and coppice ground (174a.; details given) in Washington and called Church Farm.
The second bundle (nos. WISTON/3394-3405) includes the conveyance to Mary Goring in which the properties are:--
The manor of Washington, with appurtenances; manor of Cobden and messuage, dove-houses, barns, stables, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards, farm and lands (c.420a.; details given) in Sullington and Findon and called Cobden; pieces of land (300a.; details given) in Findon and Sullington, part of Muntham Farm; messuage, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards and pieces of land (c.430a.; details given) in Washington, part of North Farm; cottage called North End Cottage with outbuildings, garden, orchard and meadow land (6½a.) in Findon; pieces of land (c.270a.) in Findon, part of North End Farm; cottage formerly of John Dally and piece of land (1a.) called the Long Croft Up Hill [no parish given] in manor of Washington; all other lands, tenements and hereditaments comprised in Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 in the sale particulars of the Muntham estate (see no. WISTON/3396).

Deeds  WISTON/3384-3393  1763-1766

Contents:
There are mortgages, 18, 19 April 1763 (with bond) and 7 Jan., 12 March and 23 Nov. 1764, from John Caryll of Ladyholt [in West Harting], esq., to John Farhill of Chichester, esq. (nos. WISTON/3384-3389). The property was conveyed in fee, 10, 11 Oct. 1766, by the said John Caryll, in consideration of £1,540, and the said John Farhill, in consideration of £4,460, to William Frankland, late of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx., but now of Muntham [in Findon], esq. (nos. WISTON/3390, WISTON/3391), and the conveyance was strengthened by a bargain and sale inrolled, 11 Oct. 1766 (no. WISTON/3392). Of even date, is an assignment, in trust to attend the inheritance, from William Michael Lally of the Six Clerk's Office, co. Middx., gent., to John Frankland, M.A., one of the canons residentiary of Chichester Cathedral, in respect of the residue of a term of 1,000 years, created, 11, 12 July 1712, by the settlement on the marriage of John Caryll, jnr. (eldest son of John Caryll, snr., of Ladyholt) and Lady Mary Mackenzie (only sister of William, [5th] Earl of Seaforth) (no. WISTON/3393).
(The property in nos. WISTON/3384-3386 is described as the manor of Washington and several farms, lands and tenements in occ. of Abraham Holford and George Goble in Washington, Findon and West Harting.)

Deeds  WISTON/3394-3405  1831-1838

Contents:
The residue of the said term was surrendered, 6 Oct. 1831, by two exors. under the will of Thomas [2nd] Earl of Chichester (who was surviving exor. under the will of Mary Frankland, late of Chichester, widow, dec'd., who was sole ex'trix under the will of the said Rev. John Frankland) to Frederick William Frankland of Newick Lodge in Newick, esq. (no. WISTON/3394), who, to bar dower of Katharine Margaret, his wife, in the said manor of Washington, made a deed to lead the uses of a fine, 3 Nov. 1831 (no. WISTON/3395). There are sales particulars (with plan) of the Muntham Estate (1860a.) in Findon, Sullington and Washington, and of the said manor of Washington, to be auctioned, 22 July 1835 (no. WISTON/3396); with the particulars is an affidavit, 4 Nov. 1835, of Charles Coppard of Findon, yeo. (no. WISTON/3397) and an unsigned agreement to fulfil conditions of sale (no. WISTON/3398). The said Frederick William Frankland, now of Muntham, conveyed the property as described above, 14, 15 Dec. 1835, in consideration of £10,638, to Mary Goring of Wiston, widow (nos. WISTON/3399, WISTON/3400) and there is a deed of covenant, 16 Dec. 1835, for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/3401). No. WISTON/3402 is a copy release in fee, 12 Oct. 1836, from the said Mary Goring, in consideration of £9,000, to George John Gibson of Sandgate Lodge in Storrington, esq., in respect of the manor and messuage of Cobden and parts of Muntham Farm, and there is a deed of covenant for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/3403). The parts of North and North End Farms were conveyed, 27, 28 Nov. 1838, in consideration of £11,000, by the mortgagees of the said Frederick William Frankland to the said Mary Goring (nos. WISTON/3404, WISTON/3405).

Abstracts of title of Frederick William Frankland  WISTON/3406, 3407  c1831,c 1835

Contents:
(i) the manor of Washington, reciting 11, 12 July 1712-6 Oct. 1831; (ii) the manor of Washington and North and North End Farms, reciting 18, 19 April 1763-11 Oct. 1766; Cobden Farm, reciting 24, 25 Aug. 1767-Michaelmas Term, 1767; lands, part of Muntham, reciting 6 March 1765-Hilary Term 1765; messuage and land, late Stroud's, reciting 8, 9 Oct. 1705-30, 31 Oct. 1775; cottage and garden, late of William Thorpe, reciting 13 March 1769-1 Oct. 1772; 'the whole of the Estates', reciting 14 March 1805-Michaelmas Term, 1826; Muntham, Cobden and North End Farm, reciting 22, 23 Nov. 1826-5, 6 March 1832; the manor of Washington, reciting 3 Nov. 1831; Muntham, Cobden and North and North End Farms, reciting 24, 25 Oct. 1832; 'the whole Estate' except the manor of Washington, reciting 25 Oct. 1832; 'the whole Estate', reciting Michaelmas Term 1832; messuage and land late Stroud's, reciting 26 June 1833-23, 24 Oct. 1835. Both abstracts include opinions of counsel.

Conveyance from the Rev. John Ballard of Ewelme Manor House, Wallingford, co. Oxon., and others, to the Rt. Rev. Walter John Trower, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, in respect of the manor of Washington, North End Cottage, parts of North and North End Farms, cottage formerly of John Dalby [? recte Dally] and formerly in occ. of William Thorpe, and copyhold properties late Goatcher's (part of Mabbs) and late Clement's, to hold to the uses of the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd.  WISTON/3408  3 March 1858

Release from the Bursar of Magdalen College, Oxford, in consideration of £14 10s. 0d., to the Rev. John Goring, in respect of chief rent of 9s. 8d. issuing out of Washington manor; with solicitor's covering letter, 23 March 1893, suggesting 'The Document should go with the Title Deeds of Washington Manor ...'.  WISTON/3409, 3410  3 March 1893

Contents:
(In fact, only the manor of Selah is mentioned in no. WISTON/3409, but the covering letter, which summarises the release, mentions only the manor of Washington.)

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Lands called the Great Wick Pooles (6¾a.); the Middle Wick Pooles (3¼a. formerly called the Three Acre Marshes); the Further Wick Pooles (1½a.) and the Wick Pooles (1½a.), both formerly also called the Three Acre Marshes; the Tanglee (8a.); land (½a. abuttals given) in the Highdown Clays; the Little Hale (1a.); all purchased by William Frankland from John Caryll as part of the Church Farm. Land (1¾a.) in one piece with the said Little Hayle, and the Stomacher Piece (½a.) in the Highdown Clays, both part of lands formerly Downer's, purchased by William Frankland and annexed by him to the Church Farm. [All in Washington.]

Deeds  WISTON/3411-3421  1807

Contents:
Most deeds in this bundle are establishing the title to the Church Farm. Nos. WISTON/3411-3414 are attested copies of nos. WISTON/3390-3393 and no. WISTON/3415 is an attested copy of an assignment, 5 Nov. 1807, from Thomas [2nd] Earl of Chichester and John Newland of Salthill [in Funtington], esq. (exors. under the will of Mary Frankland, late of Chichester, widow, dec'd.) to Charles Marshall of Steyning, gent., in respect of the residue of a term of 1,000 years (see no. WISTON/3393), to hold in trust for William Wallace of Washington, yeo., and to attend the inheritance. Following an agreement, 30 Sept. 1807 (no. WISTON/3416), the said William Wallace conveyed the above property 13, 14 Nov. 1807, in consideration of £1,157 12s. 0d., to Charles Goring of Wiston, Esq., and there is a further assignment of the said term, and an assignment by Charles Coppard of Findon, yeo., of a mortgage term to merge (nos. WISTON/3417, WISTON/3418). Associated with the conveyance is a solicitor's bill of costs (no. WISTON/3419) and final concord (with counterpart) Michaelmas Term, 1807 (nos. WISTON/3420, WISTON/3421).

Abstract of title of William Wallace to the Church Farm, reciting 11, 12 July 1712-5 Nov. 1807 and to lands late Downer's, reciting 19 Oct. 1742-9 Aug. 1774.  WISTON/3422  c 1807

Lease for 14 years, at the yearly rent of £25 4s. 0d., from Charles Goring to William Wallace.  WISTON/3423  16 Nov 1807

Contents:
1¼a. land, late Pannet's, adjoining the Parsonage Garden; 1½a. late Holford's; the Taints (2¼a.), late Penfold's; 1a., late Penfold's and Holford's; ½a., late Humphry's; ½a., 'now purchased of the said William Wallace', in the Highden Clays; ½a., late Pannet's; 1a., late Elliott's, called Walthams; 1¾a., late Elliott's, in White Acres; 2¼a., late Pannet's and Penfold's in White Acres; 2½a., late Fortrie's, called Stocks Croft; all in Washington.

Survey, of lands in Washington belonging to Charles Goring, William Wallace and Mrs. French and listing properties as in nos. WISTON/3417, WISTON/3418, and no. WISTON/3423.  WISTON/3424  24 Oct 1807

Whitelands Farm  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
There are deeds of the farm itself to 1886 but it does not seem to have entered the Goring estates. A part of the farm was conveyed to Charles Goring in 1807 and the deeds prior to this are attested copies establishing title of vendor to the property as a whole. Other properties involved with the farm are described as they occur.

Deeds  WISTON/3425-3435  1743-1766

Contents:
There is a deed to lead the uses of a fine and common recovery, 13 April 1743, by which Mary Savidge of Reigate, co. Surrey (widow of Thomas Bristow of Reigate, gent., and only dau. and heir of John Sanders, late of Reigate, esq., and Margaret, his wife, both dec'd.) and her two daus., Margaret Oddie and Jane Glazebrook, desired to bar the entail in Whitelands Farm (80a.) in Ashington and Washington, and Hobshort Farm (80a.) in West Grinstead, which were to enure to the use of William Whitebread of Offington in Broadwater, esq. (no. WISTON/3425). Other property in this deed includes a tenement and land (no names) in Horsham and a moiety in a tenement and 90a. land (no names) in West Chiltington, Seaman's Farm (80a.) near Manning's Heath in Nuthurst and Swallow Fields Farm (80a.) in Nuthurst, as well as two tenements in Reigate. The fine was levied Easter Term 1743 (no. WISTON/3426). By his will, 19 Sept. 1743, the said William Whitebread devised Hobshort to his sister, Jane Whitebread, for life, and Whitelands to his niece, Mary Edsaw (no. WISTON/3427) who (being of Fittleworth, spinster) broke the entail by a common recovery (nos. WISTON/3428, 3429) and settled the farm (by the name of Whitlands alias Whitelands alias Wheatlands and West Potters), 22, 23 Feb. 1748/9, on her intended marriage to John Russell of Lewes, apothecary (no. WISTON/3430). Other property in the settlement includes shop and lands at Bognor Street in Fittleworth and lands and tenements (details given) in Fittleworth, Kirdford, Washington, Ashington and Storrington, and Chiddingfold, co. Surrey. Following a conveyance, 9, 10 March 1756, of the trusts imposed by the said settlement, and after a final concord Easter Term 1756 (nos. WISTON/3431-3433), John Russell of Cootham in Storrington, gent., and Mary, his wife, conveyed Whitelands, 21, 22 May 1756, to William Drewitt of Amberley, maltster (no. WISTON/3434), who, by his will, 28 May 1766, devised lands and tenements called Whitelands and Barnards to his wife Mary, for her life or widowhood, with remainder to his dau., Ann (no. WISTON/3435).

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £377 6s. 11d., from Ann Drewitt of Send, co. Surrey, spinster, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq.  WISTON/3436, 3437  12, 13 Oct 1807

Contents:
Close of land (10a.) called Bennett's Field (abuttals given) consisting of a parcel of land formerly also called Bennett's Field and another field late parcel of Whitelands Farm; 1¾a. land in a field called the Merrifield; 1a. in a common field called the East Clays; all in Washington, Ashington and Findon, and (except the parcel of Whitelands Farm) formerly of John Barnard of Cranleigh, co. Surrey.

Further deeds  WISTON/3438, 3439  1845 - 1886

Contents:
The property conveyed in nos. WISTON/3436, WISTON/3437, which is first mentioned by that description in no. WISTON/3430, is presumably a selection of lands from the farms called Whitelands and Barnards. These two properties, by the descriptions (full details given) of Whitelands and West Potters (68a.) and Barnards (49a.), were conveyed, 16 Jan. 1845, from John Drewitt of North Stoke, gent., and Sarah Riley of Chichester, spinster, his mortgagee, to George John Gibson of Sandgate in Sullington, esq. (no. WISTON/3438). There is a further conveyance of the two farms (with attached plan and schedule), 22 Jan. 1886, from Lt. Charles Henry Sheffield Pretyman, R.N., of the Junior United Services Club, St. James's Square, co. Middx., to Edward Cripps, jnr., of Steyning, gent. (no. WISTON/3439). This deed recites from 1 Aug. 1873.

Messuage, barn, garden and 2r. land in Washington (in 1764-1778, cottage, garden and 2r. land, being part of cottage, garden and 3a. 3r. land formerly (parcel of lands) called Bowyer's) and (from 1851) an allotment (3a. 1r. 14p.) on Washington Common; copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3440-3453  1764 - 1861

Contents:
Sir Charles Matthew Goring, bart., and William Cowper, yeo., who had been admitted to the property under the will of Abraham Holford, snr., late of Washington, yeo., dec'd., surrendered it, 22 Oct. 1764, to William Waller of Washington, butcher, who was admitted the same day (no. WISTON/3440). By his will, 7 Nov. 1775, the said William Waller devised the property to his brother, John Waller of Dublin, shoemaker (no. WISTON/3441), who surrendered it, 28 June 1777, to Mary Marchant of Burpham, widow (no. WISTON/3442), who, as the wife of John Humber of Burpham, farmer, surrendered it, 28 Aug. 1778, to the uses of her will (no. WISTON/3443). Following the terms of the said will, 23 Aug. 1784 (no. WISTON/3444), William Merchant [sic] Lashmar of Burpham, farmer, and Richard Merchant Lashmar of Brighton, shopkeeper, were admitted, 22 Nov. 1808, in remainder expectant on the death of John Martin (nephew of testatrix) and all three men surrendered the property on that date, to Stephen Loveland Baker of Wiston, yeo. (no. WISTON/3445). He surrendered it, 6 Nov. 1815, to William Maddison of Wiston, yeo., who surrendered it, the same day, to Edward Elphick of Ashington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3446), who surrendered it, 25 Nov. 1826, to Richard Boxall of Wiston, gardener (no. WISTON/3447), who was admitted, 23 Dec. 1828 (no. WISTON/3448). The will, 4 Oct. 1833, of the said Richard Boxall devised the property to his wife Elizabeth, for life (no. WISTON/3449); she was admitted, 9 April 1846 (no. WISTON/3450). There is an extract from the Washington and Ashington Inclosure Award, 1 July 1851 (no. WISTON/3451). Richard Gates of Steyning, butcher, was admitted, 29 June 1861, on the death of the said Elizabeth Boxall (no. WISTON/3452) and as surviving devisee in trust under the said will of Richard Boxall, dec'd., surrendered the property, 15 July 1861, to the trustees of the residuary real estate of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd. There are certificates (1861) of the burials, 1839, 1840 and 1861, of Walter Gates, Richard Boxall and Elizabeth Boxall, respectively (no. WISTON/3453; 3 docs.).'
(Re Surrender, 15 Jul 1861. This surrender is not present and the only evidence of the transaction is from the original label of the bundle.

Abstract of title of Richard Gates, reciting 28 Aug. 1778-1 July 1851.  WISTON/3454  1861

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Tenement, garden, orchard and 9a. land in Washington and two cow leazes or common of pasture for two cows on the Washington New Common; copyhold of the manor of Washington.
II Cottage and garden in Washington called Monkis(h)bourne, copyhold of the manor of Washington.

Deeds  WISTON/3455-3458  1811-1834

Contents:
It is evident from the abstracts of title that the properties, from 1726-1793, were involved in the same transactions, and George Lancaster was admitted to both, 7 Oct. 1811, on the death of his father, George Lancaster, who was nephew and heir at law of John Farndell and the grandson of George Farndell (nos. WISTON/3455, WISTON/3456); Mary Ann Lancaster, sister and customary heir of the said George Lancaster, jnr., was admitted to both properties, 13 Aug. 1834, on her brother's death (nos. WISTON/3457, WISTON/3458).

Deeds of property I  WISTON/3459-3471  1836-1847

Contents:
Property I, inter alia, was auctioned, 27 Sept. 1836, and there are printed sale particulars (no. WISTON/3459) with receipt, 11 Oct. 1836, for deposit on purchase of Lot 3 (no. WISTON/3460). The property was surrendered, 17 Aug. 1837, in consideration of £550, by Mary Ann Lancaster to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to hold upon the trusts of his father's will (no. WISTON/3461) and there is a memorandum as to the purchase money and two receipts, for payments (nos. WISTON/3462-3464). Nos. WISTON/3465, WISTON/3466, are declarations, both sworn 31 July 1837, of James Puttock and James Brown, both of Epsom, co. Surrey, gents., as to the fate of George Lancaster, jnr., who having 'conducted himself very improperly' in England, emigrated to America and was believed to have died there. There is a certificate of the marriage (1787) of George Lancaster and Ann Bridges and of the baptisms of their children, Mary Ann and George (no. WISTON/3467; 3 docs.). Owing to the uncertainty surrounding the death of her brother, George, the said Mary Ann Lancaster, being of Ratcliffe Highway, co. Middx., made declaration of trust, 17 Aug. 1837, in respect of £326 11s. 6d., Stock as an indemnity on the sale of the said property (no. WISTON/3468), and there is an appointment, 19 July 1844, of a new trustee of the said Stock (no. WISTON/3469), another sworn declaration, 29 Sept. 1847, as to the fate of George Lancaster, jnr. (no. WISTON/3470) and a deed of covenant, 1 Oct. 1847, for quiet enjoyment and further assurance (no. WISTON/3471).

Deeds of property II  WISTON/3472-3478  1837 - 1855

Contents:
Property II was surrendered, 17 Aug. 1837, by Mary Ann Lancaster to George Wallace of Washington, innholder (no. WISTON/3472) who surrendered it, 17 Nov. 1837, to John Ockenden of Washington, carpenter, who mortgaged it, the same day, to Leonard Matthews of Thakeham, yeo. (no. WISTON/3473). A cow leaze, or common of pasture for one cow, on the Washington New Common (being appurtenant to property II) was surrendered, 19 March 1839, by the said John Ockenden, in consideration of £50 and following a quitclaim from the said Leonard Matthews, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to hold upon the trusts of his father's will (nos. WISTON/3474, WISTON/3475). The main property was further mortgaged, 14 Aug. 1839, to Richard Clements of Findon, husbandman (no. WISTON/3476) who, following a transfer of securities, 11 Aug. 1855 (no. WISTON/3477), surrendered it, 5 Nov. 1855, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston who was admitted the same day (no. WISTON/3478).

Undated plan of 'Lancaster's Land' in the Sands, and East and West Clays (perhaps with no. WISTON/3459) and abstracts of title to property I, reciting 8 June 1726-13 Aug. 1834 (with opinion of counsel) and to property II, reciting 8 June 1726-24 Feb. 1854.  WISTON/3479-3481  c1834 - c1854

Cottage and 1a. land in Washington, near New Common, copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3482-3493  1759 - 1834

Contents:
Robert Smith surrendered the property, 18 June 1759, to Abijah Woolveridge (no. WISTON/3482) who surrendered it, 10 Nov. 1769, to Edward Hards of Wiston, farmer (no. WISTON/3483), who was admitted, 2 Jan. 1770 (no. WISTON/3484). By his will, 1 April 1801, the said Edward Hards devised the property to his son, Edward Richardson of Washington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3485), who was admitted, 17 Dec. 1801 (no. WISTON/3486; with bill of costs), and mortgaged the property, 21 Feb. 1817 and 10 April 1818, to John Brackley of Steyning, bricklayer (nos. WISTON/3487, WISTON/3488) whose son John (to whom a further mortgage was made, 16 Feb. 1828 (no. WISTON/3489)) was admitted, 28 Feb. 1833, on the forfeited surrender of the mortgagor (no. WISTON/3490). Robert Brackley of Steyning, bricklayer, youngest son of the said John Brackley, jnr., was admitted, 12 March 1834, on his father's death (no. WISTON/3491), and surrendered the property, the same day, in consideration of £230, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to hold upon the trusts of his father's will (no. WISTON/3492); Edward Richardson, now of Wiston, husbandman and other parties released their interest in the property, 12 March 1834 (no. WISTON/3493).

Abstract, and supplemental abstract, of title reciting 18 June 1759-28 Feb. 1833 and 28 Feb. 1833-10 March 1834.  WISTON/3494, 3495  c1834

Parcel of ground (18r.; dimensions given in March 1774) in Washington, with tenement (by Oct. 1774), and later other buildings, erected thereon.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3496-3512  1774 - 1854

Contents:
William Frankland of Muntham Place in Findon, esq., demised the property (here described as part of a field belonging to Church Farm) to David Tidey of Washington, bricklayer, to hold for 500 years (no. WISTON/3496); he mortgaged it (with bond), 8 Oct. 1774, to Richard Bassell of Chantry in Sullington, miller (nos. WISTON/3497, WISTON/3498), to whom George Goble of Washington, labourer, agreed to attorn tenant, 9 July 1781, at the request of John Tidy [sic] of Washington, bricklayer, only brother and heir of the said David Tidey, who died intestate (no. WISTON/3499). The executors under the will of the said Richard Bassell assigned the residue of the term, 31 July 1798, to William Maddison of Wiston (no. WISTON/3500), who assigned it, 1 Dec. 1808, to William Richardson of Buncton [in Wiston], yeo. (no. WISTON/3502). There is a solicitor's bill of costs, 8 Nov. 1798 (no. WISTON/3501) and there are bills of costs, 1798-1813, payable mainly to John Churcher, for structural repairs and alterations (no. WISTON/3503; 6 docs.). The property was mortgaged, 24 Nov. 1828, to George and Arthur Mant, both of Storrington, gents. (no. WISTON/3504), who assigned the mortgage, 28 Nov. 1837, to James Baker of Ashington, shopkeeper (no. WISTON/3505). This assignment is endorsed with memorandum of allotment, under the Washington Inclosure Award (1851), of piece of land in lieu of rights of common in respect of the above property. There are receipts, 1838 and 1839, for quit rents due to the manor of Washington (nos. WISTON/3506, WISTON/3507), and notice, 7 Oct. 1847, of objection by Charles Goring to the claim of James Baker of 3 Warwick Buildings, Worthing, for an allotment (no. WISTON/3508). The said James Baker, in consideration of £35, assigned the piece of land (3r.), allotted in lieu of the said rights of common, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston, 5 Sept. 1851 (no. WISTON/3509), and, of even date, is a copy of the above memorandum (no. WISTON/3510; see no. WISTON/3505); no. WISTON/3511 is a declaration, 11 Sept. 1851, by the said James Baker as to payment of rents. The main property was assigned, 26 May 1854, by the said James Baker, now of Littlehampton, in consideration of £140, to the said John Goring (no. WISTON/3512).

Abstracts of title (1851 and 1854 respectively) of James Baker to the allotment, reciting 25 March 1774-1 July 1851 and to the main property, reciting 25 March 1774-28 Nov. 1837.  WISTON/3513, 3514  1851, 1854

1a. land (abuttals given) in the Common Field called the East Clays, in Washington, in Hurst Furlong.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3515-3517  1753 - 1793

Contents:
Elias Symonds of Washington, gardener, and Ann Westbrook of Storrington, spinster, his mortgagee, conveyed the property, 20, 21 May 1753, to John Elliot(t) of Warningcamp, husbandman (nos. WISTON/3515, WISTON/3516), whose nephew, Henry Elliot of Washington, yeo., and Mary Elliot, widow of Henry Elliot, snr., of Washington, yeo., conveyed the property (feoffment), 15 Oct. 1793, in consideration of £25, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (no. WISTON/3517).

Lands and tenements (48a.) in Washington, called Sandhill and Tiplith, copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3518-3523  1809 - 1815

Contents:
Lucy French of Findon, widow, leased the property, 30 Sept. 1809, to Charles Penfold of Washington, yeo. (no. WISTON/3518); the estate was auctioned, 4 Oct. 1811, by the name of Sandhill Farm (44a.) and bought by Charles Goring for £2,000 (nos. WISTON/3519, WISTON/3520; two copies of printed sale particulars). Following a deed of covenant, 22 Jan. 1812 (no. WISTON/3521), the said Charles Goring was admitted to the property, 23 May 1812, on the surrender by the said Lucy French (no. WISTON/3522). There is a bundle of papers relating to the farm, including schedules of fields (with acreages), solicitors' and manorial bills of costs, and correspondence, 18 Nov. 1811-24 Jan. 1812, and 11 Jan. 1815 (no. WISTON/3523; 10 docs.)

Abstract of title of Lucy French, reciting 23 March 1740/1-13 Dec. 1805.  WISTON/3524  c1805

Cottage and 1½a. land in Washington called Sandhill alias Toms Croft and (after 1851) two allotments (1a. 2r. 1p.) made under the Washington Inclosure Award; copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3525-3532  1831 - 1868

Contents:
There is a copy of the will, 18 Jan. 1831, of James Goatcher of Washington, thatcher (no. WISTON/3525), and a receipt, 5 July 1832, for a legacy (no. WISTON/3526). Mary, wife of William Jenner of Washington, husbandman, and dau. of said testator, was admitted, 11 March 1836, on her father's death (no. WISTON/3527), and by her own will, 17 Sept. 1836, devised the property to her husband (no. WISTON/3528) who was admitted, 21 Jan. 1856, on her death (no. WISTON/3529). There is an undated agreement for the sale of the property, described as the Old House at Home, from the said William Jenner, in consideration of £300, to the Rev. John Goring as Lord of the Manor, to merge (no. WISTON/3530). Following the surrender, 5 March 1868 (no. WISTON/3531), Jenner continued to occupy the premises, which, in an undated note of rateable value, are summarised as house and beer shop (no. WISTON/3532).

Messuage and 1½a. land in Washington called Froghole, copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3533-3538  1828 - 1838

Contents:
Richard and Michael Goatcher of Washington, gardeners, were each admitted to a moiety in the property, 23 Dec. 1828, under the will of their father, Michael Goatcher, dec'd. (nos. WISTON/3533; WISTON/3534), and they mortgaged it, 8 Oct. 1830, to William Newland of Tortington, yeo., and John Corney of Arundel, yeo. (no. WISTON/3535). The said Michael Goatcher surrendered his moiety, 25 Oct. 1830, to his said brother (no. WISTON/3536), who, having been admitted, 11 March 1836 (no. WISTON/3537), surrendered the property, 22 Nov. 1838, in consideration of £330, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to hold upon the trusts of his father's will (no. WISTON/3538).

Abstract of title of Richard Goatcher, reciting 19 Oct. 1774-11 March 1836.  WISTON/3539  c1836

Two cottages (in 1805, lately erected) and parcel of garden ground (40r.) in Washington, formerly part of the waste of the manor of Washington called Heath Common (later, with cottages and buildings some time since erected); copyhold of the said manor.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3540-3553  1805 - 1860

Contents:
Thomas Searle of Washington, yeo., was admitted, 13 Dec. 1805, on the surrender by William Elmes (no. WISTON/3540) and himself surrendered the property, 9 Aug. 1810, to John Ingram, jnr., of Steyning, surgeon, who was admitted, 7 Oct. 1811, upon trusts in favour of Elizabeth, wife of the said Thomas Searle, and as a trustee for sale after the death of the said Thomas and Elizabeth (no. WISTON/3541). On the death of the said John Ingram, Hugh Ingram, his brother, was admitted, 13 Aug. 1834, upon the said trusts (no. WISTON/3542), and he sold the property, 28 Sept. 1846, to Henry Lee of Washington, labourer (no. WISTON/3543), who was admitted, 18 Nov. 1846 (no. WISTON/3544). Three pieces of land were allotted in respect of the property under the Washington Inclosure Award (1851) and there is an extract from the said Award (no. WISTON/3545) and a receipt, 25 Sept. 1851, for expenses attending the Inclosure (no. WISTON/3546). Following certificates (1854) of the burials, 1829 and 1845, of Thomas and Elizabeth Searle, respectively (nos. WISTON/3547, WISTON/3548), the said Henry Lee, having made sworn declaration, 25 July 1854, that the property is free from charge and incumbrance (no. WISTON/3549), surrendered, to merge, on that date, one of the said allotments (3a. 2r. 18p.) to the Rev. John Goring (no. WISTON/3550), who was admitted, 2 March 1858, to hold upon the trusts of the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd. (no. WISTON/3551). The main property, and the other two allotments (9p. and 3r. 14p.) were surrendered, to merge, 18 Jan. 1860 (no. WISTON/3552) and there is a receipt, of even date, for the consideration money of £250, received from the trustees under the said will of Charles Goring, dec'd. (no. WISTON/3553).

Piece of garden ground with the cottage lately (after 1876) erected thereon, called Rock Cottage, being the residue of a garden heretofore attached to a messuage called Springs in Washington; piece of land (2a. 1r. 6p.) on Washington Common, allotted under the Washington Inclosure Award, and the variable sum of 4d., part of the rent charge of £2 issuing out of the allotment for the labouring poor; copyhold of the manor of Washington.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3554-3565  1811 - 1880

Contents:
The early documents in this bundle relate to the whole tenement and garden called Springs, and include the admission, 7 Oct. 1811, of John Holden of West Chiltington, husbandman, on the surrender by Thomas Ellis (no. WISTON/3554); copy will, 7 Feb. 1835, of the said John Holden, now of Marehill in Pulborough (no. WISTON/3555), and presentment, 27 March 1846, on his death (no. WISTON/3556); admission, 23 March 1853, of Thomas Holden, testator's son (no. WISTON/3557); declaration, sworn 26 July 1864, of Charles Holden of West Chiltington, labourer, as to heirship of the said Thomas, his brother (no. WISTON/3558); bargain and sale, 22 Aug. 1864, from the exors. of the said John Holden, dec'd., to Charles Holden of Brighton, footman (no. WISTON/3559) and his consequent admission, 10 Oct. 1864 (no. WISTON/3560). The garden ground was mortgaged, 17 March 1876, to the Brighton and South Coast Permanent Benefit Building Society (no. WISTON/3561) and there is a conditional surrender of even date (no. WISTON/3562) and a printed bill head of the Society, 1879 (no. WISTON/3563). The trustees under the will of the said Charles Holden auctioned the property, now with the cottage erected, 1 Dec. 1879 (no. WISTON/3564; printed sale particulars) and conveyed it, 20 Jan. 1880, in consideration of £275, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston 'that the same may be no longer of copyhold. .. tenure' (no. WISTON/3565).

Abstract of title of trustees under the will of Charles Holden, dec'd., reciting 7 Oct. 1811-10 Feb. 1879.  WISTON/3566  c1879

Manor of Chancton  [no ref. or date]

Abstracts of title  WISTON/3567-3569  c1803 - c1844


Related information: (For deeds of the manor of Chancton, see W.S.R.O., The Clough and Butler Archives, pp. 7, 39, 40.)

Contents:
Although, in this Collection, there are no title-deeds of the manor of Chancton in Washington, there are two abstracts of title to the said manor, the first being the title of the Rev. Roger Clough and Ann Jemima, his wife, and Roger Butler Clough, their eldest son and heir apparent, beginning with a paragraph on the etymology of Chancton and reciting [blank] 1523-Trinity Term, 1803 (no. WISTON/3567), the second being the title of the trustees of Bernard Edward, [12th] Duke of Norfolk, reciting 30, 31 May 1839-16 March 1842, and including the title to the manor of Bidlington (no. WISTON/3568). Henry Charles, [13th] Duke of Norfolk and the said trustees, in consideration of £109 6s. 1d., made a release of seigniory, 30 Dec. 1844, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., in respect of property, held by the latter of these two manors, including Hawkin Sopers in Ashurst, Frenchmans in Cowfold, Childes Lands and Booches alias Sewells in Washington, and Faulkners, Gess Gate and Batts in Wiston (no. WISTON/3569).

Piece of land (4a. 3r. 7p.) being N.E. part of the Mill Common in Washington; piece of land (2r. 38p.) abutting S. on turnpike road from Washington to Steyning  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Both allotted under the Washington Inclosure Award (full abuttals given), in respect of a tenement called Rock House and 16a. land, a malthouse and land, formerly called Mansels Mead, and a piece of land called Rock Mead.

Deeds  WISTON/3570-3572  1851

Contents:
Thomas Manfield Halliday, late of Petworth, but now of Brighton, gent., conveyed the property, 16 Dec. 1851, in consideration of £101 5s. 0d., to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/3570; with marginal plan); of even date, is a deed of covenant for the production of title deeds (reciting a proposed exchange of 6a. land, being the S.E. part of Mill Common, for a cottage and garden near Rock House) (no. WISTON/3571) and a bond to indemnify again a legacy under the will of Thomas Chatfield of Greatham, yeo. dec'd. (no. WISTON/3572).

Abstracts of title: (i) of Robert Chatfield to Rock House and Mansels Mead, reciting 1 June 1771-25 May 1839; (ii) of Robert Chatfield to Rock Mead, reciting 14 March 1805-25 May 1839; (iii) of Thomas Manfield Halliday to the allotments, reciting 6 Sept. 1841-1 July 1851.  WISTON/3573-3575  1851

Various properties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
I Parcel of ground on Heath Common in Washington, on part of which a house and blacksmith's shop has been built (dimensions and abuttals given); until 1871, copyhold of the manor of Washington.
II Piece of land (1a. 1r. 38p.) in Washington (abuttals given); until 1871, copyhold of the manor of Washington.
III Two piece of land (9r. and 23p.) on Heath Common in Washington, lying respectively on N. and S. sides of property I; until 1859, copyhold of the manor of Washington.

Deeds  WISTON/3576-3591  1828 - 1891

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of William Richardson of Washington, yeo., was admitted to property I, 23 Dec. 1828, on the death of her father, Thomas Brooks (no. WISTON/3576), and mortgaged it, 28 Sept. 1838, to Charles Petar of Nutbourne in Pulborough, yeo. (no. WISTON/3577). Her grandson, William Richardson of Worthing, wine porter, was admitted to properties I and II, 26 April 1866, and mortgaged them, the same day, to George Lear of Arundel, gent. (no. WISTON/3578). There are certificates, 1865-1869, of the marriage, 1834, of William Richardson and Elizabeth Tribe (no. WISTON/3579), the birth, 1844, of William Richardson their son (no. WISTON/3580) and the death, 1852, of William Richard, snr. (no. WISTON/3581). No. WISTON/3582 is a copy power of attorney, 22 Sept. 1869, from Captain Francis Arthur Mant of Fermoy, Ireland, to his brother, Walter Mant of 2 Royal Exchange Buildings, London, who, with another brother, George French Mant of Storrington, gent., conveyed property III, 25 March 1871, to the said William Richardson of Worthing (no. WISTON/3583; with marginal plan), who was admitted, 7 June 1871 (no. WISTON/3585). It is strange that this admission is dated a day after a deed of enfranchisement of all the properties (no. WISTON/3584) particularly as property III (which had been allotted under the Washington Inclosure Award) was surrendered in 1859 to merge in the seigniory of the manor. The said William Richardson conveyed all the properties, 28 June 1871, to trustees under the settlement, 7 March 1842, on the intended marriage of the Rev. John Ballard and Elizabeth Fane (no. WISTON/3586) and there are abstracts of his title to property I (and later II), reciting 23 Dec. 1828-16 Sept. 1870 (no. WISTON/3587) and property III, reciting 18 May 1837-25 March 1871 (no. WISTON/3588). Lt. Col. John Fane Ballard of Rock House in Washington conveyed all the properties, 12 Feb. 1891, in consideration of £500, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (no. WISTON/3589; with marginal plan) and there is a partial abstract (1891) of the said marriage settlement, 7 March 1842 (no. WISTON/3590) and an extract (1891) from succession account to personal property of the said Col. Ballard on the death of Elizabeth Ballard (no. WISTON/3591).

Abstract of title (with attached tracings), of Col. Ballard to all the the properties, reciting 25 March 1871-12 Feb. 1886.  WISTON/3592  c1886

Deeds of various properties  WISTON/3593, 3594  1831

Contents:
Charles Goring, esq., eldest son of Charles Goring, dec'd., was admitted, 20 April 1831 (as a minor) to properties copyhold of the manor of Washington, including Hamper's, Marshlands and Wilmot's, the West Gardine, Bowyer's, late Ayling's, Green's, Willoughby's, Peter's, Bells Garden, Barewalls heretofore Bowyer's, Gosling's, Chapman's, late Bellchamber's, late Taverner's, East Gardine, Butt's, late Parr's, Sandhill and Tiplith (no. WISTON/3593). In consideration of £2,442 paid by the trustees under the will of the said Charles Goring, dec'd., these same properties were enfranchised, 3 Nov. 1831, and a release of seigniory was made in respect of Crook's and Charlton Dean, Fortner's and Pannett's, being freehold, but held of the said manor (no. WISTON/3594).

Deeds of various properties  WISTON/3595, 3596  1858-1870

Contents:
The Rev. John Goring was admitted, 2 March 1858, on the surrender by Henry Bowley, to a tenement and ½a. land near South Common, copyhold of the manor of Washington, parcel of Bellchamber's and late Tugnett's, to hold to the uses of the will of Charles Goring, dec'd. (no. WISTON/3595); this sale, made in consideration of £160, reserved to the said Henry Bowley a piece of land (3r. 34p.) allotted under the Washington Inclosure Award, but this property was surrendered, 31 May 1870, in consideration of £100, to the said John Goring as Lord of the Manor, to merge (no. WISTON/3596).

Deed of exchange (with inset plans), between (a) the feoffees and trustees of Steyning School and (b) the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd.  WISTON/3597  2 Dec 1844

Contents:
(a) convey to (b):--
Pieces of land in the Long Furlong in the Sands (1a. 2r. 0p.), in the Street Furlong in the Sands (2r. 11p., 2r. 24p. and 1r. 10p.), in the North Furlong [in the] West Clays (2r. 9p.), in the South Furlong [in the] West Clays (3r. 14p.), in the Spring Furlong [in the] West Clays (1a.), in the North Furlong in the East Clays (2r. 9p. and 3r. 6p.); lands called the Ladden Acre (2r. 32p.), Shortland Croft (2r. 1p.) and the High Bank (1a.) in the South Furlong in the East Clays; all in Washington (abuttals given).
(b) convey to (a):--
Piece of land (5a.) in the Rublee Furlong in the Checker Laine in Steyning (abuttals given).
Recites that 'the said Lands in Washington. .. are several Miles distant from the said School and lie in several small detached pieces. .. which render the same very inconvenient for Occupancy'.

Order of exchange (with attached plans), between (a) the Rev. John Goring of Wiston and (b) the Rev. Thomas Nixon Blagden, vicar of Washington.  WISTON/3598  17 Aug 1852

Contents:
(a) conveys to (b):--
Lands (5a. 1r. 8p.) in Washington, including Halfords Croft and Parkers Croft.
(b) conveys to (a):--
Four pieces of land (9a. 0r. 16p.) on Washington Green Common allotted to (b) under the Washington Inclosure Award.

Order of exchange (with marginal plans), between (a) Sir Charles Goring of Highden in Washington, bart., and (b) the Rev. John Goring of Wiston.  WISTON/3599  14 Feb 1861

Contents:
(a) conveys to (b):--
Arable land called the Ten Acres (5a. 2r. 8p.) in Steyning.
(b) conveys to (a):--
Arable land called the Snows (2a. 3r. 4p.) in Washington.

Deeds of Washington properties unrelated to previous bundles.  [no ref. or date]

Final concord. David Dudgyn v. Richard Comper and Agnes, his wife.  WISTON/3600  Michaelmas Term 1599

Contents:
Fourth part of two messuages, barn, garden, 20a. land, 10a. pasture and common of pasture in Washington and Ashington.

Conveyance (feoffment), in trust from (a) John Tavener, snr., of Washington, husbandman, to (b) Thomas Parkhurst and Philip Judyne, both of Washington, yeomen.  WISTON/3601  24 June 1625

Contents:
Tenement, barn, buildings, orchard, garden, gates and little croft of land (½a.) adjoining; croft of land (3a. 3r. 0p.) adjoining said little croft on the S. part of it, and being in the S. of the Common Field called the Sheeplands; 1a. land in a field or croft called the 'Wythingate next the west hedge of it'; 'one little shorte roode of land' in a Common Field called the East Clayes; all in Washington.
(b) to hold to the use of (a) for life, with remainder to John Tavener, son of (a), and Elizabeth, his wife, for their lives, and for the jointure of the said Elizabeth; in default of legitimate heirs of (a), and his son, with further remainder to John Tavener, son of Philip Tavener, brother of (a), and to his heirs, or the heirs of Philip, his said father.

Lease for 5 years, at the yearly rent of £20 from Francis Guybon of Thursford, co. Norfolk, esq., and Susanna, his wife, on behalf of Susanna, Frances and Mary Byne, the children of the said Susanna Guybon, now in their minority, being the daus. and heirs of John Byne, esq., late of Rowdell [in Washington] dec'd., to Henry Goring, snr., of Highden [in Washington] esq.  WISTON/3602  8 April 1669

Contents:
Mansion house called Rowdell with the South Barn, stall, stables, dovehouse, granaries, hay-houses, outhouses, three gaterooms or yards, gardens, orchards, hop grounds, coppices and lands (38a.) in Washington called the Southfeild, the Wellfeild, the Paled Marsh, the Marshes, the New Mead, the Rough Marsh and the Banke.
The said £20 is an annual rent-charge payable to Elizabeth wife of Robert Leeves, rector of Warminghurst.

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £7, from Philip Tavener of Washington, yeo., and John Tavener, of the same, his son, to John Rogers, snr., of Washington, carpenter.  WISTON/3603, 3604  30 Sept, 1 Oct 1689

Contents:
3r. arable land in a Common Field called the East Clayes in Washington, in occ. of William Parsons, abutting N. and S. on the end of Hamper's Lane.

Assignment and confirmation of mortgage from (a) Richard Tully of Storrington, mercer, and (b) Thomas Tully, late of Bolney, but now of Washington, miller, to (c) Henry Lock of Washington, carpenter.  WISTON/3605  2 Oct 1689

Contents:
Tenement and 5a. land in Washington called Lee Land, with outhouses, barns, buildings, gardens, orchards, lands, pastures and woods belonging.
Recites mortgage, 2 April 1688, by demise for 500 years, for £22, from (b) to (a).

Assignment of term (with bond), in consideration of £12, from Jane Tavener of Washington, widow and administratrix of John Tavener, jnr., late of Washington, yeo., who was exor. of John Tavener, his father, to John Rogers, snr., of Washington, carpenter.  WISTON/3606, 3607  21 Dec 1689

Contents:
Parcel of land with little coppice at the S. end thereof (1a.) in the East Clayes in Washington, in Crowmare Furlong, parcel of lands called Childs Lands, abutting E. on freehold acre, formerly of Philip Peters, in occ. of George Evans, S. on the Whiteway and the said coppice, W. on freehold acre late of Thomas Parkhurst, N. on way through the Clayes from Washington to Steyning; formerly purchased with the rest of Childs Lands, by John Bennett of Wiston, yeo., from John Bennett of Warminghurst, yeo.
Recites demise, 27 March 1622, for 1,000 years, from said John Bennett of Wiston to John Tavener of Washington, yeo.

Conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year missing), in consideration of £18, from Jane Tavener of Washington, widow, and Samuel Tavener of Steyning, yeo., son and heir of John Tavener, jnr., late of Washington, yeo., dec'd., to John Rogers, snr., of Washington, carpenter.  WISTON/3608  20, 21 Dec 1689

Contents:
2a. land, with the coppices, in Washington, of which 3r. lie in a Common Field called the Shiplands abutting W. on lane from Washington to Findon, E. on headland (3r.) running across the field, S. on field of John Parsons called the Beaches, N. on 3r. of said John Parsons; 1a. lies in a little field called the Witheringgate, abutting N. on lane from Steyning to Arundel, S. on field called the Shiplands, E. on land of said John Parsons, W. on hedge of widow Parlett; 1r., called the Short Rood, with a coppice belonging, lies in a Common Field called the East Clayes, abutting W. on field of said John Parsons called the Lillies, E. on land of Henry Parkhurst, N. on field called the Viccaridge Land, S. on field of John Tillies called the Coombe.

Conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year missing), in consideration of £70, from Thomas Tully of Washington, miller, and Michael Tully of West Chiltington, joiner, his son and heir apparent, to Henry Lock of Washington, carpenter.  WISTON/3609  3, 4 March 1690/1

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3605, except parcel of ground or garden plot (3r.) adjoining the old hall, lying between the messuage and barn and the King's highway, as the same is parted by pales.

Conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year missing), in consideration of £42, from Samuel Tavener of Steyning, yeo., to John Rogers of Washington, yeo.  WISTON/3610  28, 29 March 1700

Contents:
Cottage, barn, gate, orchard, garden and three closes of land (4a.) in Washington in occs. of Jane Tavener, widow, mother of said Samuel, and John Chayney.

Licence from the President and Scholars of Magdalen College, Oxford, to the Rev. John Fortrey of Washington, to demise Washington Parsonage, which was leased to him at even date.  WISTON/3611  6 Aug 1745

Conveyance (lease and release; with solicitor's bill of costs), in consideration of £10, from William Frankland of Muntham in Findon, esq., to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq.  WISTON/3612-3614  5, 6 Nov 1783

Contents:
Croft (1a.) in Washington, part of North Farm (abuttals given).

Lease for 5 years, at the yearly rent of £6, from William Ayling of Washington, farmer, by virtue of a licence from the manor of Washington, to Thomas Fuller of Washington, farmer.  WISTON/3615  Feb 1787

Contents:
Copyhold barn, stable, carthouse, farmyard and rick pound and several parcels of copyhold land (10a.) called Capelin's, and 1a. freehold land; part of garden ground, on S. of messuage of said William Ayling, which is grass land, and not ploughed, and half of the said garden ground now in tillage; two cow leazes in New Common; all in Washington.

Conveyance (feoffment), for life, in consideration of 'long and faithful services', from Charles Goring of Wiston to George Tugnett of Wiston, husbandman.  WISTON/3616  25 March 1789

Contents:
Part of the tenement, garden, hereditaments and premises in Washington, called Napper's, now divided into two tenements, in occ. of James Jutton, reserving access through the said garden to a field in occ. of Thomas Fuller.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £1, from Bernard Edward, [12th] Duke of Norfolk, to Samuel and George Richardson, both of Wiston, carpenters.  WISTON/3617  25 April 1832

Contents:
Tenement sometime since erected and built on waste land heretofore parcel of Ashington Common and small parcel of ground (75r.) adjoining, in Washington, in occ. of Thomas Merritt.

Admission of the Rev. John Goring of Wiston, under the terms of the will of his late father, Charles Goring.  WISTON/3618  2 March 1858

Contents:
Cottage and 1a. land near New Common late Richardson's, before Hard's, to which two cow leazes, or common of pasture for two cows on New Common were appurtenant; tenement, garden, orchard and 9a. land, and two cow leazes or common of pasture for two cows on New Common, late Lancaster's, before Jupp's; messuage and 1½a. land called Froghole, late Goatcher's, to which two such cow leazes as aforesaid were appurtenant; all allotments made in respect of these properties under the Washington Inclosure Award; all copyhold of the manor of Washington.

Valuation by George Bushby of mill property in Ashington and Washington to be sold at Steyning, 4 Feb. 1889, by H. J. Burt; with separate valuation of the windmill on Washington Common, at £250 'for Mr. Goring to give for it'.  WISTON/3619  31 Jan 1889

WESTMESTON  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (feoffment), in performance of 'certain covenants', from Anne Goringe, late wife of George Goringe, esq., dec'd., and George Goringe of Lewes, esq., her son and heir apparent, to Walter Doble, snr., of Falmer, gent.  WISTON/3620  9 Oct 1607

Contents:
The manors or farms of Westmeston alias Westmiston Streate alias Strete [Streat] with the appurtenances in Westmeston, Ditchling, Newick, Streat, Lindfield, Chailey, Plumpton and 'Earthingligh' and the advowsons of the churches of Westmeston and Streat; except lands called Wydgett (9a.), meadow called Berry Meade (3a.) and parcel of land called the Northawe (5a.) all sometime parcel of land called Berryland in 'Earthingligh'; manor or farm of Novington in Westmeston; two tenements of Richard Hyder, copyhold of the manor of Novington, containing two messuages or houses, two barns and other buildings, and land, pasture and meadow (38a.); cottage of John Hyder, copyhold of the manor of Novington, containing house, barn and 8a. land; the services of Thomas Hyder, or his assigns, for certain freehold land held of the manor of Novington; land, now or sometime parcel of the demesne of the manor of Westmeston, called Tillinghurst Wood (50a.) in Westmeston abutting N. and N.E. on lands of Thomas Potter, purchased of said George Goringe, dec'd., E. on Bishopridge Common, S. on Westmeston Common, W. on highway from Wivelsfield to Westmeston; cottage and barn and several parcels of land (20a.) in Westmeston, abutting E. and N. on Wivelsfield Common, S. on said Tillinghurst Wood, W. on highway from Wivelsfield to Westmeston, and in occ. of Thomas Ashfold.
Appointment of William Hollingdaile of Lewes, yeo., as attorney to deliver seisin.

WIGGENHOLT  [no ref. or date]

Deed to lead the uses of a common recovery between (a) Sir Edward Bisshopp of Parham, kt. and bart., and Mary, his wife; (b) Sir Nicholas Tufton of Hothfield, co. Kent, kt. and bart., and [1st] Baron of Tufton; (c) Richard Tufton of Westminster, esq., and Gregory Baker of Windsor, co. Berks, gent.  WISTON/3621  16 April 1627

Contents:
Manor of Parham, with appurtenances in Parham; manor of Avenals in Angmering, Patching, Poling, [East] Preston and Ferring; manor of farm of Barpham Week, in Angmering and Patching; manor or manors of Wiggenholt in Wiggenholt, Pulborough, Storrington and Greatham; manor or farm of Drayton in Oving, Merston, Aldingbourne, Pagham, [North] Mundham and Tangmere; manor or manors, farm or farms of Chiltington and Slater in [West] Chiltington, Billingshurst, Pulborough and Thakeham; messuage and lands called Frithwood in Pulborough; lands called Chances in Fittleworth and Stopham.
Of these properties, the manors of Parham and Wiggenholt, and the lands called Frithwood and Chances, to enure to the use of (a), for their lives, with remainder to their sons, in order of birth, in tail male.

Deed to lead the uses of a common recovery between (a) Sir Thomas Bysshopp of Parham, bart.; (b) George Yates of Parham, gent.; (c) John Bridger of the Inner Temple, London, gent.; (d) Robert Heath of Lewes, esq.  WISTON/3622  17 Oct 1651

Contents:
Manors of Parham and Wiggenholt and lands called Chances in Fittleworth and Stopham.
To enure to the use of (a), and his heirs male; in default of issue, with remainder to Cecil Bysshopp, brother of (a), for life, without impeachment of waste (other than in the mansion house called Parham Place, parcel of the premises) and to his sons, in order of birth, in tail male; with further remainders to Charles Bysshopp, another brother of (a), and his sons, in tail male, and to Henry Bysshopp of Titsey, co. Surrey, esq., and his sons, again in tail male.

Exemplification of common recovery in accordance with no. WISTON/3622.  WISTON/3623  Michaelmas Term 1651

Release from trusts, in consideration of £750, from Sir Cecil Bishopp of Parham, bart., to Cecil Tufton of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, co. Middx., esq., and Henry Goring of Hayden [Highden in Washington], esq.  WISTON/3624  20 Oct 1666

Contents:
Recites:--
(i) 7 April 1643 Conveyance in trust from (a) Sir Edward Bishopp of Parham, kt. and bart., and George Yate of Parham, gent., to (b) Cecil Tufton, esq., John Alford of Offington [in Broadwater] esq., Henry Goring of Highden, esq., and Henry Goring, his son and heir apparent.
Manor of Pinkhurst in Slinfold with the capital messuage, site and demesne lands (203a.); farm called Wolfe Hill in [West] Chiltington, in tenure of Anthony Mansell, with barns, stables, buildings and lands (300a.) belonging; farm and lands (200a.) called Gatewickes Farm in [West] Chiltington in tenure of Thomas Deaves; and 'divers other lands'.
(b) to hold until Cecil Bishopp, second son of Sir Edward, shall attain full age, with remainder to the use of the said Cecil Bishopp and his heirs male, with further remainder to (b), to hold until Thomas Bishopp, eldest son of Sir Edward, shall attain full age.
(ii) 7 April 1643 Conveyance in trust, from (a) to (b), as in the above recital.
Manors of Hunston and Stubcroft with appurtenances in Hunston, Selsey and East Wittering.
(b) to hold to the use of Sir Edward for life, with remainder to (b), during the minority of Thomas Bishopp, that they should use the rents and profits to raise portions for Diana, Mary and Christian Bishopp, daus. of Sir Edward.
(iii) 8 April 1643 Will of Sir Edward Bishopp, bequeathing marriage portions of £1,500 each, to his said daus.
Recites deaths of said Sir Edward, Mary Bishopp, John Alford and Henry Goring, snr.
(iv) 16 Oct. 1651 Demise in trust for 500 years, from (a) Sir Thomas Bishopp of Parham, bart., to (b) Henry Bishopp of Titsey, co. Surrey, esq., the said Henry Goring, jnr., Ralph Beard of Hurstpierpoint, esq., and the said George Yates.
Manor of Parham; two manors of Wiggenholt; farm and lands called Chaunce in Fittleworth and Stopham.
(b) to hold in trust to give profits to (a), for life.
Recites that the portions of £1,500 have been paid to said Diana and Christian.

'Abstract of Writings concerning Mr Goring'.  WISTON/3624A  nd [c1666]

Release from trusts (with counterpart), in consideration of £535, from Charles Bishopp of Parham, gent., to Henry Goring, his former guardian.  WISTON/3625, 3626  12 Oct 1669

Contents:
Recites from 16 Oct. 1651.

Leases  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 15 years, at the yearly rent of £9, from Henry Goringe, jnr., of Washington, esq., and Elizabeth Alford, dau. of John Alford, esq., dec'd., to John Feilde of Pulborough, yeo.  WISTON/3627  18 April 1655

Contents:
Parcel of land and brooks (8a.) in Wiggenholt called the Greate Hammans Peece, in occ. of lessee.

Lease for 15 years, at the yearly rent of £14, from Henry Goringe, jnr., and Elizabeth Alford [as above] to Edmond Harrood of Pulborough, yeo.  WISTON/3628  18 April 1655

Contents:
Two parcels of land and brooks (13a.) in Wiggenholt called the Newpece and the Stonnepece, in occ. of lessee.

Lease for 15 years, at the yearly rent of £4, from Henry Goringe, jnr., and Elizabeth Alford [as above] to Edward Streater of Pulborough, yeo.  WISTON/3629  18 April 1655

Contents:
Two parcels of land and brooks (4a.) in Wiggenholt called the Innerfowlesoule, in occ. of lessee.

Lease for 15 years, at the yearly rent of £5, from Henry Goringe, jnr., and Elizabeth Alford [as above] to Richard Vahan of Wiggenholt, yeo.  WISTON/3630  18 April 1655

Contents:
Two parcels of land and brooks (3a.) in Wiggenholt called the Honey Tarr and the Rishbrooke, in occ. of lessee.

WISBOROUGH GREEN  [no ref. or date]

Undated grant from (a) Robert, called Le Trule, of Newbridge to (b) William de Wodesham, at the yearly rent of 2d.  WISTON/3631  nd [13th century]

Contents:
Part of land at Newbridge [in Wisborough Green], as the land lies, between a field of the grantor on the N. and land of the grantee, held of the priory and canonry of Calceto at Arundel [Calceto in Lyminster] on the other side, and the King's highway on the W.
If (a) should be unable to warrant the title to the above property, he will grant to (b) as much land as is contained in a field called Bisettesfeld beside land of (b).
In return for the grant of land at Newbridge, (b) conveys to (a) part of land called Wilfelde which he had of Roger de Guldeneshurst.
Witnesses: Thomas Keperstun, William le Tote, James de Ruthenor [and] John, his son, Geoffrey le Pund, William Prat, Henry le Hunte, William de la Huld, Ralph Loredei, William de la Frithe.
(Re 'as the land lies': 'sicut iacet mansa'; mansa can mean a farm or a dwellinghouse, but mansura would be more usual in that sense.)

Grant for life from John de Ochurst, son and heir of John de Ochurst, to John Morys and Gunhild, his wife, and Agnes, her dau., at the yearly rent of 12d.  WISTON/3632  5 Feb 1340/1

Contents:
Croft of land in Wisborough [Green], as it is inclosed on all sides, between the wood of Lokeswode and land called Godesoneslond.
Witnesses: John ate Sydenie, John ate Mille, William Jakeman, Robert Nychol, John Pally.

Quitclaim from (a) William Sare of Billingshurst to (b) William Willyam and Joan, his wife, and their heirs  WISTON/3633  21 Sept 1364

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to:--
All those lands and tenements which were once of Richard the miller, godfather of (a), at Alemayne in Wysbwe [Wisborough Green].
Witnesses: Thomas Gylemyn, Richard Hysfold, Richard Somer, Robert Taberer, John le Threle.
Given at Billingshurst.

Lease for 40 years, at the yearly rent of 9s., from William Rownore alias Okhurst of Pulberw [Pulborough] to John Chyntyng.  WISTON/3634  29 Sept 1410

Contents:
Tenement with appurtenances at Lokeswode [Loxwood] in Wisborough [Green] called le Heope.

Mortgage by demise for 3 years, for 2s., from (a) Anthony Leedes, gent., to (b) Anne Weste.  WISTON/3635  2 Oct 1574

Contents:
Lands, tenements and hereditaments called Almons, Highfoulds, Wellers, Bridge Mead, Bridge Croft, Gildenhurste, Harmongers and Seygars in Wisborough Green, Pulborough and Billingshurst, and all other lands and tenements which descended to Joan Leedes, wife of (a), from John Garton, dec'd., late in occ. of Thomas Bennet(t).
(No. WISTON/3635 (which may have been attached originally to no. WISTON/3636) is endorsed 'Leses tuching the sute betwine Benat of Chancton & Anthony Leds gent'.)

Mortgage, by demise for 30 years, for 2s., from Anthony Leeds, gent., to Robert Kyllam.  WISTON/3636  7 Oct 1574

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3635.

WISTON  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Wiston and associated properties.  [no ref. or date]

Copy [mutilated] of conveyance (bargain and sale), 27 July 1604, from Sir Edward Coke, kt., attorney general, Sir Thomas Flemynge, kt., solicitor general, Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., of Wiston, kt., Sir John Sherley of Isfield, kt., Sir Edward Onslowe of Granleigh, co. Surrey, kt., and Anthony Sherley of Preston to King James I.  WISTON/3637  [17th century]

Contents:
Manors of Wiston alias Wistneston, Charlton and Buddington.
Recites conveyance of the properties, 20 Aug. 1602, from the said Sir Thomas Sherley to the said attorney and solicitor general, to the use of the Queen.

Copy of conveyance (bargain and sale), 2 Oct. 1604, from Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., of Wiston, kt., to King James I.  WISTON/3638  [17th century]

Contents:
Manor of Buncton; lands, tenements and hereditaments in Wiston, Buncton and Ashington called Blacklande and Frenche Lande; lands, tenements and hereditaments called Findon Park and Valyers in Findon; farms, messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Petworth and Kirdford called Elkham, Stayres, Langhurst and Blackbrooke.

Copy of crown grant (Letters Patent), of fee farm, 29 Oct. 1604, to Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., of Wiston, kt., at the yearly rent of £1,002 15s. 9d.  WISTON/3639  [17th century]

Contents:
Property as in nos. WISTON/3637, WISTON/3638.

Crown grant (Letters Patent), to Sir James Fullerton and John Packer, gent., following the death of Sir Thomas Sherley, snr.  WISTON/3640  6 July 1614

Contents:
Property as in nos. WISTON/3637, WISTON/3638 and lands and tenements called Fawkners [The Falconers], Siveires [Sevier's], Gesses [Guesses] and Allingbatts in Wiston, parcel of the manor of Wiston.
(Described, in an endorsement, as a grant by extent. The Great Seal is fragmentary.)

Final concord (with initial portrait of King). King James I v. Sir Thomas Sherley, Henry Sherley, esq., his son, and Thomas Sherley, gent., to clear incumbrances.  WISTON/3641  Hilary Term 1621/2

Manors of Wiston, Charlton, Buddington and Buncton; six messuages, ten cottages, windmill, watermill, four dovehouses, ten gardens, ten orchards, 1,500a. land, 300a. meadow, 780a. pasture, 60a. wood, 300a. heath and broom, 60s. worth of rent, free warren and view of frankpledge.  [no ref. or date]

Assignment of fee farm rent; (a) Robert [6th] Earl of Somerset and Sir Thomas Sherley, jnr.; (b) Sir Thomas Bennett, kt., citizen and alderman of London; (c) Nicholas Harman and Thomas Catchmay of London, esquires.  WISTON/3642  2 Feb 1621/2

Contents:
(b), at the request of (a), assigns to (c) the yearly fee farm rent of £602 15s. 9d., being the residue of the yearly rent of £1,002 15s. 9d., granted in no. WISTON/3639.
Recites no. WISTON/3639 and grant (Letters Patent), of the said fee farm rent of £1,002 15s. 9d., 4 July 1614, to (Sir) John Daccombe, one of the Masters of Requests, and (b), who were nominees of (a), and who assigned the remaining £400 out of the said fee farm rent to Philip Bennett, jnr., of Plumpton, yeo., William Penfold of Wiston, yeo., and Robert Slaughter of West Grinstead, husbandman.

Crown grant (Letters Patent; with initial portrait of King), to Lionel, Lord Cranfield, High Treasurer of England, and Richard Croshawe.  WISTON/3643  29 May 1622

Contents:
Property as in nos. WISTON/3637, WISTON/3638.
Great Seal fragmentary.

Crown grant (Letters Patent), releasing to Lionel, Lord Cranfield, and Richard Croshawe all the debts of Sir Thomas Sherley, dec'd. [Full details given.]  WISTON/3644  30 July 1622

Contents:
Recites at great length from the debts incurred by Sir Thomas, as Treasurer at War to the Queen, in the Low Countries, Jersey, Guernsey, Picardy and Brittany.
Great Seal in good condition.

Exemplification of common recovery (with initial portrait of King). Nicholas Harman and Thomas Catchmay v. Randil Cranfeild and Richard Willis; Richard Croshawe, Ven, Sir Thomas Sherley, and Henry and Thomas Sherley are among those vouched to warranty.  WISTON/3645  Trinity Term 1623

Contents:
Property basically the same as in no. WISTON/3641.

Release from (a) Robert [6th] Earl of Somerset, to (b) Lionel [1st] Earl of Middlesex  WISTON/3646  26 Nov 1626

Contents:
In respect of his right and title to, and all actions and demands in:--
Manors of Wiston, Charlton, Buddington and Buncton and other property of Sir Thomas Sherley [no details given].
Recites that (b), who has purchased the said manors 'and most parte of the said landes', and the said Sir Thomas Sherley, have paid £10,550 to (a).

Deed to declare the uses of no. WISTON/3645 in favour of the [1st] Earl of Middlesex, reciting deaths of Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., Henry Sherley, Richard Croshawe and Thomas Catchmay.  WISTON/3647  20 Nov 1633

Assignment of extent, from Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex and Richard Isaacke of London, gent., to Sir Edward Bishopp of Parham, kt. and bart., and Sir Edward Deeringe of Surrenden in Pluckley, co. Kent., kt. and bart., in trust for John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet.  WISTON/3648  10 Dec 1633

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3640, excluding property assigned, 11 July 1614, to Christopher Minshull and Robert Edsawe.
Recites, inter alia, assignment of extent, 2 Feb. 1621/2, from Sir James Fullerton and John Packer, at the request of the Earl of Somerset and Sir Thomas Sherley, to Richard Isaacke and Richard Heath, jnr., of London, gent., who has since died.

Assignment of fee farm rent of £602 15s. 9d., from Nicholas Harman, in consideration of 'a competent sum' from the Earl of Thanet, to Samuel Shorte of Tenterden, co. Kent, esq., George Baker of Windsor, co. Berks, gent., and John Sharpe of Nash in Westwell, co. Kent, gent.  WISTON/3649  10 Dec 1633

Contents:
Recites no. WISTON/3642, inter alia.

Release from Sir Randill Cranfeild, kt., Richard Venne, alderman of London, Thomas Sherley, Nicholas Harman and Richard Willis, esquires, to Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex  WISTON/3650  22 Jan 1633/4

Contents:
In respect of [their right and title to]:--
Manors of Wiston, Charlton, Buddington and Buncton; Findon Park in Findon; all other lands and tenements [no details given] in Wiston, Steyning, Ashington, Findon, Washington, Horsham, [Upper] Beeding, Ashurst, Petworth and Kirdford.

Surrender from Lionel [1st] Earl of Middlesex, to King Charles I.  WISTON/3651  17 Feb 1633/4

Contents:
Manors of Wiston, Charlton, Buddington and Buncton; Findon Park in Findon.
Recites that properties called Elkham, Staires, Langhurst, Blackbrooke, Blacklands, Frenchlands and Valliers were granted 'unto divers several persons', mainly by 13 conveyances, 17 Oct. 1623, to Robert Bennett, John Bennett, Thomas Scottesford, Robert Edshawe, Robert Leicester, John Leicester, William Penfould, Thomas Worsencrofte, Hugh Waller, John Edshawe, John Parson, Christopher Minshall and Henry Goringe, and a conveyance 1 Feb. 1623/4, to Henry Bridger.

Crown grant (Letters Patent; with initial portrait of King), to John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet.  WISTON/3652  20 May 1634

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3651.
Great Seal fragmentary.

Deed to lead the uses of a fine and common recovery; (a) Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex, and Anne, his wife, Sir Randyll Cranfield of London, kt., Richard Venn, alderman of London, Thomas Sherley of London, esq. (son and heir of Sir Thomas Sherley, kt., dec'd.) and Nicholas Harman of London, esq.; (b) John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet; (c) Ralph Whitfeld of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., and Peter Courthopp of Cranbrook, co. Kent., esq.  WISTON/3653  24 May 1634

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3651; and parcel of land (1a.) in Mumbrelles alias Mowbray Mead in Steyning and Upper Beeding, and common of pasture for 500 sheep on Steyning Downs; the advowsons of the churches of Wiston and Ashurst and the advowson of the vicarage of Steyning.
All properties to enure to the use of (b) to whom the Earl of Middlesex has sold them for £16,500.

Receipt from the Earl of Middlesex to the Earl of Thanet for consideration money of £16,500; see no. WISTON/3653.  WISTON/3654  10 June 1634

Final concord in accordance with no. WISTON/3653.  WISTON/3655  Trinity Term 1634

Exemplification of common recovery in accordance with no. WISTON/3653.  WISTON/3656  Trinity Term 1634

Deed of revocation by John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet, in respect of the uses contained in a deed, 25 Nov. 1635, between the said Earl and Sir Edward Bishopp of Parham, bart., Sir Francis Stidolph of Mickleham, co. Surrey, kt., Samuel Short of Tenterden, co. Kent., esq., and Gregory Baker of Windsor, co. Berks., gent.  WISTON/3657  6 June 1639

Contents:
Manors of Charlton, Buddington and Buncton; messuage and lands called Wiston Streete Farm in Wiston, in occ. of John Bennet, being parcel of the demesne of the manor of Wiston; Wiston Windmill, 'in or near Wiston', part of the said demesne and in occ. of William Parker.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £6,870, from John [2nd] Earl of Thanet, and Margaret, his wife, to John Fagge of East Hoathly, esq.  WISTON/3658  1 May 1649

Contents:
Manor of Wiston [with three alternative spellings]; Wiston Street Farm with messuages, mills, houses, buildings, dovehouses, conduit houses, barns, stables, orchards, gardens, courts, courtyards, parks and lands, etc., in Wiston, Ashington and Findon and parcel of the said manor; Findon Park in Findon and Wiston; two third parts of pasture ground called Wiston Sheep Down (660a.) in Wiston and Findon in occ. of John Moore; closes and parcels of land, meadow and pasture called the Breaches, Minsing Meads, the Sands and the Sandhills and half of lands called the Breachlands in the said parishes, in occ. of John Moore, and parcel of Buddington Farm [in Wiston]; all other property in Wiston, Findon and Ashington in occ. of John Moore, Thomas Thornes, John Rooch and Joseph Nye (reservation of parsonage, with the Parsonage Croft and tithes).

Abstract of title, endorsed 'Sir John Fagge's Case' (in suit Thomas Sherley v. Fagge) reciting 29 Elizabeth [1586/7]-1 May 1649 and prefaced by brief pedigree, in three generations, from Sir Thomas Sherley, snr.  WISTON/3659  [c.1675]

Contents:
(May well be part of the famous Shirley (Sherley) v. Fagg (Fagge) law suit in the House of Lords (see the introduction to this catalogue, p. viii). But for lack of evidence it has been thought wiser to include them with the principal conveyance.)

Abstract of extents, 1597 and 1614, of the estate of Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., with an abbreviated summary of the same and a section headed 'Case' reciting [no dates given] in narrative form from the debts incurred by Sherley as Treasurer at War to the conveyance of 'Allen's late copyhold' from the Earl [of Middlesex] to Thomas Scotchford.  WISTON/3660  [c.1675]

Contents:
(May well be part of the famous Shirley (Sherley) v. Fagg (Fagge) law suit in the House of Lords (see the introduction to this catalogue, p. vii). But for lack of evidence it has been though wiser to include them with the principal conveyance.)

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £2,880, from John Fagge of East Hoathly, esq., to Cecil Tufton of London, esq.  WISTON/3661  18 June 1649

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3658.

Receipt from John [2nd] Earl of Thanet to John Fagg(e) for consideration money of £6,880 [sic; but see no. WISTON/3658], of which £4,000 was paid in 'ready money' and £2,880 secured by no. WISTON/3661.  WISTON/3662  20 June 1649

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £1,880, from John Fagge of East Hoathly, esq., to John [2nd] Earl of Thanet.  WISTON/3663  27 Nov 1649

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3658.

Conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled), in consideration of £6,870, from John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet to John Fagge of Wiston, esq.  WISTON/3664  10 June 1654

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3658.

Assignment of extent [see nos. WISTON/3648, WISTON/3660] from John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet and Henry Goringe, jnr., of Highden [in Washington], esq., Henry Bishop of Parham, esq., Ralph Beard of Hurstpierpoint, esq., and George Yates of [blank], gent. (exors. of will of Sir Edward Bishop, late of Parham, kt. and bart., dec'd.) to Harbert Morley of Glynde, esq., Edward Blaker of Buckingham in Old Shoreham, gent., and John Yalden of Westdean, gent.  WISTON/3665  25 June 1655

Contents:
Manors of Wiston, Charlton, Buddington and Buncton.
Recites fully from writ of extent and subsequent inquisition taken 23 May 1614.

Assignment of fee farm rent of £602. 15s. 9d. [see no. WISTON/3649] from John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet, and Samuel Shorte of Tenterden, co. Kent, esq., to William Hay, snr., of Little Horsted, esq., John Gratwicke of Eatons in Henfield, gent., and William Scrace of Botolphs, gent.  WISTON/3666  28 June 1655

Contents:
Recites fully from 29 Oct. 1604.

Conveyance (lease and release; by way of quitclaim), from Sir Beauchamp St. John of Bletsoe, co. Beds., kt. and Benjamin St. John, esq., son and heir of John St. John, late of Cold Overton, co. Leics., esq., dec'd., to Sir John Fagge of Wiston, bart.  WISTON/3667, 3668  9, 11 May 1664

Contents:
Wiston Streete Farm with appurtenances; lands called Breaches, Minsing Meadow, Saunds and Sandhills and half of Breachlands, being part of the manor of Buddington, in Wiston, Findon and Ashington.
Recites conveyance [no date given] of the manor of Sapcotts, co. Leics., from John [2nd] Earl of Thanet, dec'd., and Margaret, his wife, to the said John St. John and Oliver St. John of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esq., and another conveyance 'for a further assurance' to the said John St. John and to Sir Rowland St. John, late of Woodford, co. Northants, K.B., dec'd., and to the said Sir Beauchamp St. John in respect of the manors of Charlton, Buddington and Buncton, Wiston Streete Farm and Wiston Windmill, which properties were re-conveyed, 3, 4 July 1639, to the said Earl of Thanet under a proviso for making further assurance of the said manor of Sapcotts.

Quitclaim from Nicholas, [3rd] Earl of Thanet, to Sir John Fagge of Wiston, bart.  WISTON/3669  24 May 1664

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3658.

Copy deed of partition, under writ of 4 Oct. 1684, between (a) Thomas Badmeringe, gent., and (b) Sir John Fagg(e) in respect of 660a. of pasture in Wiston and Findon [cf. no. WISTON/3658].  WISTON/3670  [n.d.]

Contents:
(a) to have one third part (155a.) of the property and 3a. pasture near Lion's Bank in Wiston abutting N., E. and S. on King's highway from Wiston Place to Findon and W. on lands of (b) called the Upper Twenty [? Acres; document torn]; (b) to have the remaining two thirds (452a.) of the property with rights of access from Wiston Place through the land of (a).

Manor of Wiston and associated properties.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/3671-3699  1717-1812

Contents:
Sir Robert Fagg of Wiston, bart., conveyed property as in no. WISTON/3658 (as well as Wiston Place, Grovers and Specklands in Findon, the Kingsfield and the Oldgarden in Rye and Playden, the manors of Bidlington, King's Barn and Sapperton, Bowshed or Bleckmarden in West Grinstead, Whyly in East Hoathly, Eldringtons Innings in Playden, and other properties in Iden, Udimore, Brede and Kent, including Brensett Place) to John Linfield of Horsham, gent., 10, 11 Feb. 1716/7, to lead the uses of a common recovery which would enure to the use of the said Sir Robert Fagg and his heirs for ever (no. WISTON/3671). These properties, with some minor alternations, appear in an unexecuted lease for a year, [blank] 1718, involving Sir Robert Fagg, Thomas, [2nd] Baron Onslow and Sir Cecil Bishopp, jnr., of Parham, and there is a small fragment of what is probably the associated release and which seems to involve a settlement on Dame Christian [Fagg] (nos. WISTON/3672, WISTON/3673). Sir Robert Fagg mortgaged the properties as described in no. WISTON/3658 to John Spence of [South] Malling, esq., 25 March 1724 (nos. WISTON/3674, WISTON/3675; two original deeds, one endorsed with assignment of mortgage, 25 Aug. 1746, from Luke Spence, son of mortgagee, to John and Charles Frederick, sons of Sir Thomas Frederick, late of Westminster, co. Middx., dec'd). There is a bond, 30 March 1734 on a further mortgage, of even date, between Sir Robert Fagg and John Spence (no. WISTON/3676); this was followed by another mortgage, between the same parties, which involved, besides the property secured by the previous deeds, certain messuages and lands (no names given) in Wadhurst, Buxted, Framfield and Hailsham (with tithes in Hailsham) and property in Rolvenden and Benenden, co. Kent. To clear incumbrances on these other properties a fine was levied, Trinity Term 1734, in respect of the Sussex estates (nos. WISTON/3677-3679; with counterpart and copy) and two recoveries were suffered in the same Term, one for the property in each county (nos. WISTON/3680-3682; with copy of Sussex recovery). The mortgage itself, dated 30 Sept. 1734 (nos. WISTON/3683, WISTON/3684; with counterpart), was followed the next day by a bond (no. WISTON/3685), letters of attorney (no. WISTON/3686) and a deed to declare the uses of the fine and recoveries in favour of John Spence (nos. WISTON/3687-3689; with counterpart and copy). This mortgage, like the one of 1724, was assigned, 25 Aug. 1746, from Luke Spence to John and Charles Frederick (see endorsement on no. WISTON/3683) and on the settlement, at that date, of the manors of South Malling and Stoneham, inter alia, on the intended marriage of the said Luke Spence and Henrietta Frederick of Savile Row, St. James, co. Middx., spinster, there is a declaration of the trusts of the said assignments (no. WISTON/3690; [draft] copy). (The Place and Manor of Wiston, together with Albourne Place and Mill, Sapperton Manor in Heathfield, Whyly in East Hoathly and other properties in Bramber, Playden and Kent had been settled 21 April 1743, on the intended marriage of Sir Charles Matthew Goring and Elizabeth Fagg; see marriage settlements). The sisters and co-heirs of Sir Robert Fagg, dec'd., made a deed of covenant, 27 March 1750, with their late brother's widow, Sarah, now wife of Roger Talbot of Woodend, co. Yorks., esq., that the residue of the proceeds from the sale of Whyly in East Hoathly should be used in paying off the debt from the said mortgage of Wiston Manor, dated 25 March 1724 (no. WISTON/3691) and John and Charles Frederick, the mortgagees, assigned the residue of the term, 5 Dec. 1750, to Robert Warde of York, esq., in trust to attend the inheritance, but subject to the terms of the marriage settlement of Sir Robert Fagg, the son, dec'd. (no. WISTON/3692). The manor of Wiston was involved in the general settlement 11, 12 Dec. 1758, of the Fagg estates (no. WISTON/3693; lease for a year only). Dame Elizabeth Goring of Wiston, widow, and Charles Goring, her only child, made a deed, 30 March 1775, to lead the uses of two common recoveries to clear incumbrances on the property to which they were entitled under the said settlement of 1758 (no. WISTON/3694). The property involved in this deed includes Wiston Manor and Place, Wiston Place and Street Farms, two thirds of Wiston Sheepdown, Findon Park and other lands in Wiston, Ashington, Washington and Findon, manor and capital messuage of Albourne, manor of Bidlington King's Barn and the manors of Cranbrook and Cowstead in Kent. The recoveries, one for the property in each county, were suffered Easter Term 1775 (nos. WISTON/3695, WISTON/3696) and most of the Sussex properties were later involved in the settlement, 9, 10 April 1779, on the intended marriage of the said Charles Goring and Sarah Beard of Hurstpierpoint (see marriage settlements). The common recovery of 1734 (see no. WISTON/3680) and the deed declaring its uses (see no. WISTON/3687) are recited in a solicitor's letter, 17 March 1792, to Charles Goring which mentions a conveyance to be executed 'by the 5th of April' but the nature of this conveyance is not apparent (no. WISTON/3697). Wiston Place was involved in the settlement, 3, 4 May 1798, on the intended marriage of the said Charles Goring to Elizabeth Luxford, late of Winchelsea, spinster, and both the Place and the Manor were settled, inter alia, 26, 27 April 1812, on his third marriage, to Mary Ballard of Winchester, co. Hants, spinster (nos. WISTON/3698, WISTON/3699; see marriage settlements).
(No. WISTON/3671 is a copy of the release; for both the original documents and the consequent exemplification of the recovery see the title-deeds of the manor of Sapperton in Heathfield (nos. WISTON/1303-1305).)
(See nos. WISTON/1309-1311 catalogued under the manor of Sapperton in Heathfield. It is curious that three leases for a year have survived of this settlement but only one release.)

Abstract of title [undated, but early 18th century] of Sir Robert Fagg  WISTON/3700  [early 18th century]

Contents:
To: (i) the manor of Wiston, Wiston Street Farm, Findon Warren, Findon Park, Wiston Sheepdown, the Breaches, Mincing Meads, Sands, Sand Hills and a moiety of Breachlands, reciting 17 Oct. 1623-24 May 1664; (ii) Lucas's Copyhold in Wiston, reciting 31 Jan. 1626/7-27 Dec. 1698; (iii) Camp Bottom in Findon and Hill Holt and Marlepit Croft in Washington, reciting 29, 30 Sept. 1715; (iv) barn and lands called Hayns Field, the Merryfield, the Everns, Snows and Chatlynden in Washington, reciting 27 May 1676-26 March 1711; (v) Somners, Watermans, Christian Lands and Freezes in Ashington, Thakeham and West Grinstead, reciting 5 Sept. 1636-22 Jan. 1708/9; (vi) Bramber Brooke and Spratts Marsh [in Steyning], reciting 20 Jan. 1680/1-23 Jan. 1682/3.

Valuation, by William Whitebread and Thomas Tourle, of estates in Wiston, Findon and Washington whereof Sir Robert Fagg, bart., died seised.  WISTON/3701  10 Sept 1741

Parsonage or rectory and to the advowson of the living of Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 100 years, at the yearly rent of £8, from Sir John Arnolde, clerk, parson of Wiston, and Thomas Sherley of Wiston, esq., patron of the church, benefice or parsonage of Wiston, to Richard Bellingham of Hangleton, esq.  WISTON/3702  31 March 1570

Contents:
Parsonage and parsonage house of Wiston with the barn, gardens, orchards, lands, tenements and hereditaments and all tithes, oblation, etc., belonging.
Witnesses: Anthony Sherley, William Tailler.
With attached note of confirmation, 30 Oct. 1572, by Richard [Curteys], Bishop of Chichester.

Mortgage, by assignment of above lease, for £500, from Sir Thomas Sherley of Wiston, kt., administrator of the estate of Sir Thomas Sherley, his father, to Daniel Holford of the Middle Temple, London, gent.  WISTON/3703  12 July 1615

Contents:
Recites that the residue of the term became vested in Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., and that £300 of the above consideration money was due to the mortgagee by a Judgement of the Court of Common Pleas.
(The residue became vested in 11 July 1572; the date is recited in no. WISTON/3705.)

Grant [no consideration stated] from Sir Thomas Sherley to Daniel Holford.  WISTON/3704  6 Aug 1616

Contents:
Advowson, patronage and free disposition of the rectory or church of Wiston.

Assignment of residue of above term, in consideration of 40s., from Sir Thomas Springett, kt., sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, by virtue of a writ of vendicioni exponas, to Nicholas Herman, Thomas Catchmaie, esquires, and Richard Heath, gent.  WISTON/3705  1 Nov 1623

Contents:
Recites inquisition, taken 15 July 1623 at East Grinstead, of the estate of Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., who was outlawed in the County of Somerset, 9 April 1610, at the suit of James Aplyn in a plea of debt.

Assignment of residue of above term, in consideration of £440, from Daniel Holford to Nicholas Herman, Thomas Catchmaye and Richard Heath.  WISTON/3706  12 Nov 1623

Assignment of the first and next presentation, advowson and free disposition of the parsonage, rectory and church of Wiston, 'for divers good causes', from Rowland Sadler, citizen and vintner of London, to John Jacob and Edward Savage, gent. [no further description given].  WISTON/3707  12 Nov 1623

Contents:
Recites grant of the presentation, 12 July 1615, from Sir Thomas Sherley to Daniel Holford who assigned it, 2 Aug. 1616, to the said Rowland Sadler. [No. WISTON/3704 is not recited.]

Grant of advowson, as in no. WISTON/3704 [no consideration stated] from Daniel Holford to Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex, reserving the interests of Nicholas Herman, Thomas Catchmay, Richard Heath, John Jacob and Edward Savage.  WISTON/3708  13 Nov 1623

Assignment of residue of above term [no consideration stated] from Nicholas Harman [sic] to Samuel Shorte of Tenterden, co. Kent, esq., Gregorie Baker of Windsor, co. Berks., gent., and John Sharpe of Nash in Westwell, co. Kent, gent., trustees of John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet.  WISTON/3709  10 Dec 1633

Assignment of presentation [no consideration stated] from Sir John Jacob, kt., and Edward Savadge [sic], esq., both of London, at the request of Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex, to Francis Watker and Thomas Gravett, both of London, trustees of John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet.  WISTON/3710  10 Dec 1633

Contents:
Recites from grant of presentation, 12 July 1615; see no. WISTON/3707.

Quitclaim from Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex, to the trustees of John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet, in respect of his interest in property as in no. WISTON/3702.  WISTON/3711  22 May 1634

Contents:
Recites that Nicholas Harman and Arthur Brett of London, esq., were his trustees in an assignment, 10 Dec. 1633, to Francis Watker and Thomas Gravett, of a yearly rent of 20 marks issuing from the manor of Buncton, and that the said Nicholas was also trustee in an assignment, on that same day, to John Daccombe and Sir Thomas Bennett, of a yearly rent of £602 15s. 9d.

Conveyance (bargain and sale; with counterpart), of advowson, as in no. WISTON/3704 [no consideration stated] from Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex to John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet.  WISTON/3712, 3713  24 May 1634

Contents:
Recites nos. WISTON/3704, WISTON/3708.

Declaration by John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet, that the following property was included in his assignment, of even date, of the residue of the above term (see no. WISTON/3702) to John Fagg of Wiston, esq., in consideration of £300  WISTON/3714  12 June 1654

Contents:
Parcel of land (2a.) called the Parsonage Croft and the land, on which ash trees are planted and 'are nowe standinge for walkes', on the E. side of the lane leading to the messuage [parsonage] from the highway between Steyning and Washington, abutting S. on said highway, E. on land lying 'without' the said ash trees, and lying open to a field of Thomas Badmeringe in occ. of Samuel Luke and William Marner; in Wiston and parcel of the glebelands of the said parsonage.

Letters of attorney from John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet, to Samuel Short, as surviving trustee, to assign the residue of the above term to John Fagge.  WISTON/3715  1 Aug 1654

Contents:
Recites no. WISTON/3709.

Copy glebe terrier of Wiston, 13 Nov. 1635, made after the visitation of William [Laud] Archbishop of Canterbury; with covering letter.  WISTON/3716, 3717  1657

Contents:
There is belonging to the church a churchyard (1r.) and a house and barn and a gate between them and a croft of land or decayed orchard (1a.) called the Parsonage house, barn, gates and croft, all, with most of the tithes, in the occ. of the patron and not of the parson.
(The description of property is a précis, not a transcription, of the text.)

Letter from [Nicholas, 3rd] Earl of Thanet at Hothfield, co. Kent, to Sir John Fagg at Wiston, concerning old rentals of Wiston Manor and the conveyance of the advowson of Wiston, with draft reply endorsed.  WISTON/3718  24 Sept 1668

Assignment of presentation, as in no. WISTON/3710 [no consideration stated] from Richard, [5th] Earl of Thanet to Richard White of Steyning, gent.  WISTON/3719  28 June 1680

Assignment of presentation, as in no. WISTON/3719, with receipt for 10 guineas, from Richard White to Sir Robert Fagge of Wiston, bart.  WISTON/3720, 3721  6 July 1702

Deeds  WISTON/3722-3729  1721-1778

Contents:
The advowson was again vested in the Earls of Thanet by the early 18th century and, together with the advowsons of Hartfield and Ashurst, was involved with many manors, lands and tenements in East Sussex and Kent in a family settlement of Thomas, [6th] Earl of Thanet, and Sackville Tufton, his nephew. Associated with this are attested copies (1778) of a deed to lead the uses of a common recovery, 12 May 1721 (no. WISTON/3722), of the precipe for suffering the recovery (no. WISTON/3723) and of the release, 29 July 1721, of the said settlement to uses (no. WISTON/3724). The entails imposed by this settlement were intended to be barred by a deed to lead the uses of a recovery, 7 Nov. 1754, and there is an attested copy of this, and of the consequent recovery (nos. WISTON/3725-3726). No. WISTON/3727 is a note, 14 Oct. 1778, relating to presentations to the living by the/Earl of Thanet, with attached list of incumbents instituted 9 April 1731-8 April 1745; the advowson was purchased by Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., 21 Dec. 1778, for £1,560 (no. WISTON/3728) and this bargain and sale (wrongly recited as 21 Dec. 1779) is included in an abstract of title of Sackville, [7th] Earl of Thanet which recites from 12 May 1721 (no. WISTON/3729).

Further Deeds  WISTON/3730-3739  1802-1829

Contents:
In accordance with an Act (17 George III) to promote the residence of the parochial clergy, the parsonage house of Wiston, being 'very ruinous and decayed', together with the wash house, yard, garden, orchard and appurtenances (1a. 1r. 22p.) was exchanged, 3 May 1802, for a parcel of land (3½a.) in Wiston with a tenement and offices then lately erected thereon by Charles Goring with a view to such exchange (nos. WISTON/3730, WISTON/3731). There is a receipt, 5 May 1802, of George Wells, rector of Wiston, for £206 4s. 6d. being a composition for the tithes of the benefice (no. WISTON/3732). The parsonage was again exchanged at the end of the century, and there is a valuation award, 25 April 1899, of the respective properties (no. WISTON/3733), an agreement, 22 Sept. 1899, for the sale from the Rev. John Goring and Charles Goring, esq., both of Wiston, to the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, of a cottage, formerly a toll house, garden and land (3½a.) in Wiston, to be used for the new parsonage (no. WISTON/3734; with plan), and a conveyance, 3 Oct. 1899, of the then existing parsonage and lands (3¾a.) from the Rev. Charles Walter Albin Napier of Wiston to the Rev. John Goring (no. WISTON/3735; with plan). There are solicitors' letters, 26 April 1898-29 Dec. 1900 relating to this valuation and exchange, and also dealing with the suitability of a Mr. Runtz to become tenant of a property in Kingston--perhaps Kingston Manor House (no. WISTON/3736; 10 docs.). Another solicitor's letter, 16 Aug. 1904 (no. WISTON/3737) covers the despatch to the Rev. John Goring of the certificate, 19 April 1800, of the contract for redemption of Land Tax on the rectory, glebe and tithes of Wiston (no. WISTON/3738) and the assignment, 11 July 1829, from George Wells to Charles Goring of the yearly Land Tax of £7 (no. WISTON/3739).

Order in Council, 21 Feb. 1872, banning burials in Wiston Church and in the churchyard except for members of the Goring Family (no. WISTON/3740)  WISTON/3740-3743  1872-1911

Contents:
Attached to this is a plan showing a suggested addition to the churchyard and there is a not of consent, 4 March 1911, by the trustees of the Wiston Settled Estate, to the conveyance of this land (4p.) by Charles Goring (no. WISTON/3741). No. WISTON/3742 is a faculty, 8 Aug. 1911, with attached plan, appropriating that part of Wiston Churchyard so conveyed as a burial place for Charles Goring and his heirs.

Coombewick  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Other properties (particularly Beggar's Reed) which were at first distinct, but later merged into Coombewick Farm are described as they occur, and successive changes in description of Coombewick itself have been noted.

Demise for 1,000 years, in consideration of £30, from (a) Lord William Howard [later 1st Baron Howard of Effingham] to (b) William Hunte of Shipley, yeo.  WISTON/3744  20 March 1552/3

Contents:
Lands, tenements, rents, reversions, woods, etc., (60a.) in Wiston called Comewyke; lands, tenements and hereditaments in tenure of (b) by 'force' of a demise from Mallen Cooke, late prioress of the hospital of Bedlington Magdalen [Bidlington in Bramber].
Witnesses: Roger Harewell, Thomas Parson.
(This deed is quoted in E. Cartwright, The Parochial Topography of the Rape of Bramber, 1830, p. 208, where the property is misread as 'Cornwick'. It should be noticed that there are two descriptions of lands and tenements in no. WISTON/3744 and Cartwright may be wrong in assuming that 'Cornwick' was also held by virtue of the demise from Mallen Cooke.)

Lease for 60 years (or life of lessee), at the yearly rent of 30s. 0d., from Thomas Mounke of Ashington to John Mounke of Ashington.  WISTON/3745  1 June 1583

Contents:
Lands, pastures and woodlands in Wiston called Beggareedd.
Witnesses: Watkyn Dobell, William Wyllett alias Gilbert, John Sone alias Hampson, William Smythe.

Demise for 1,000 years from the determination of the above lease (no. WISTON/3745); parties, property (spelt Beggared) and witnesses as in no. WISTON/3745.  WISTON/3746  12 July 1584

Assignment of residue of first term (no. WISTON/3744) in consideration of £600, from (a) Thomas Hunte of Houghton, yeo., to (b) Henry Badmeringe alias Cooke, snr., of Petworth, butcher, and his son, Henry, jnr.  WISTON/3747  19 Jan 1618/9

Contents:
Recites will, 23 Sept. 1568, of William Hunte who devised the property to his eldest son, George, who, by his will, 29 Dec. 1603, devised it to (a), his brother.

Assignment of residue of second term (no. WISTON/3746), in consideration of £100, from John Mounke of [West] Chiltington, gent., and John Mounke of Hurston in Storrington, gent., his son, to Henry Cooke alias Badmeringe of Egdean, butcher.  WISTON/3748  16 Aug 1622

Contents:
Property now called Begrede (30a.)
Recites that John Mounke of Ashington died intestate and administration of his estate was given to Joan, his widow, who married Christopher Minshull, parson of Ashington, who devised the property to the said John Mounke, the son.

Settlement; (a) Agnes Badmering of Wiston, widow, and (b) John Shotter of Fernhurst, yeo., her father, John Yalden of Fernhurst, gent., and Richard Nash of Walberton, gent.  WISTON/3749  29 April 1667

Contents:
(a) assigns the residue of both the above terms (nos. WISTON/3744, WISTON/3746) to (b) in trust to assign the properties to her son Henry when he should attain his majority, in satisfaction of £600 covenanted by her to be paid to him.
Recites that letters of administration, 30 March 1641, with the nuncupative will, 4 March 1640/1, of Henry Cooke alias Badmering, annexed, were granted to Henry's son, Thomas Cooke alias Badmering, who died intestate in July 1656, and whose widow, (a), received administration of his estate; by articles of agreement, 1 April 1657, with John Shotter, John Yalden and Richard Stenning alias Cooper, dec'd., (a) made covenant to pay £600 each to Henry, John, Anne and Elizabeth Badmering, her children.

Will, 12 June 1667, and probate, 26 Feb. 1696, of Agnes Badmering devising the residue of both terms to her son, Henry.  WISTON/3750  12 Jun 1667, 26 Feb 1696

Assignment of residue of both terms from (a) Agnes Badmering(e) to (b) her son, Henry, revoking the estates and trusts established in no. WISTON/3749.  WISTON/3751  23 April 1686

Contents:
(b) to pay (a) an annuity of £10 and allow her to occupy a moiety of the dwellinghouse and garden of Comewyke; (b) to pay £265 13s. 0d. to his sister Anne and £297 3s. 0d. to his sister Elizabeth; (b) to hold bonds, bills, writings and debts as described in an attached schedule.
Recites that John Badmering had received his £600 from (a).

Deeds  WISTON/3752-3758  1702-1762

Contents:
There are two copies of the will, 16 May 1702, of Henry Badmering of Wiston, gent., who devised Coomewick and Beggars Read to his wife Ann (nos. WISTON/3752, WISTON/3753), who, by her own will, 30 Aug. 1739, devised both properties, by the comprehensive description of a capital messuage, barns, buildings and lands (100a.) called Comewyke, to trustees for sale, by whom the terms were assigned to John Bridger were mortgaged, 17 Nov. 1759, by the said John Bridger to John Dennett of Henfield, esq. (no. WISTON/3755); included in the mortgage is a piece of woodland called Roundwood near Windsor Common, but no parish is given for this and it does not appear in the assignment of mortgage, 16 Dec. 1760, to Edward Hards of Albourne, gent. (no. WISTON/3756). To indemnify his son, John, against payment of several bonds, the said John Bridger assigned the residue of the terms, 27 May 1761, to a trustee (no. WISTON/3757; attested copy) and the properties, described in a summary as Comewyke alias Comewicke Farm and Roundwood Coppice, were assigned absolutely, 7 June 1762, to James Whicher of Petworth, tanner (no. WISTON/3758).
(Re no. WISTON/3757 :as a further indemnity, John Bridger conveyed to the trustee (Samuel Durrant of Lewes, gent.) Hook Farm (160a.) in Wiston, Washington and Ashington.)

Further deeds  WISTON/3759-3818  1810 - 1847

Contents:
There is an assignment, 22 June 1810, from John Orsborn of Petworth, shopkeeper, to Henry Ireland late of Petworth, mercer, but now of Rudgwick, farmer, and John Sherwin of Moore Farm in Petworth, farmer, in respect of the leasehold and personal estates of the said James Whicher, dec'd., upon the trusts in his will, 18 Jan. 1788 (no. WISTON/3759). The aim of these trusts was to apply the rents and profits of the testator's estates to form an accumulating fund until the youngest child of his nephew, Henry Eade, should attain the age of 25, when the whole estate should be divided between all the children of the said nephew, share and share alike. Henry, the nephew, died in 1793 leaving four children, Mary (who married Edmund Knapp Harland) and James, Henry and William. Of these, Henry (the son) died intestate, leaving a widow and two children, Mary, born 1810, and Henry, born 1811. In 1818, William Eade attained the age of 25, when the then trustees of the will came to an arrangement with him, and with James Eade and Mary Harland, for the division of the trust estates to the total exclusion of the said infants, Mary and Henry, who became the plaintiffs in a suit in Chancery, Eade and others v. Blake and others, in which Mary Harland and her husband, and James and William Eade were made defendants, and the latter were made to relinquish possession of the estates. In March 1842 a decree in the suit declared that the will be established, that the trusts thereof be performed, and that the testator's real and leasehold estates should be sold. There are three copies of the particulars of sale, 29 July 1842, for the said estates in which Combwick Farm (135a.) is Lot 8 (nos. WISTON/3760-3762; with plans); it was purchased for £2,800 by William Westbrook Richardson of Findon Place, and after further proceedings in Chancery and confirmations of title (nos. WISTON/3763-3815) the residues of the terms by which Combwick was held were assigned to him, 27 Sept. 1847, by the legal personal representative and the trustee of the testator's estates (nos. WISTON/3816, WISTON/3817; with attested copy). There is a copy of a deed of covenant, 27 Sept. 1847, between the said William Westbrook Richardson and the Rev. Thomas Nixson Blagden of Washington for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/3818). Among the many copies of Chancery proceedings, 1841-44, included in nos. WISTON/3763-3815 (which preceded the assignment to Richardson), are abstracts of title to Combwick, reciting from 1552/3, abstracts of deeds 11, 12 June 1829-18 July 1844, requisitions and answers as to title, and a pedigree in four generations from Christopher Whicher and Alice, née Lickfold, his wife (no. WISTON/3815). Nearly every document headed 'In Chancery' has a counterpart, forming two series distinguished by the names of the respective solicitors.

Further deeds  WISTON/3819-3822  1848-1861

Contents:
Several parcels of pasture and woodland (24a.) called the Great and Little Basham Beds, the Basham Reeds Copse and Shaws, near the high road in Wiston and part of Combwick Farm, were assigned 25 Nov. 1848, from the said William Westbrook Richardson, in consideration of £700, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., and there is a deed of covenant for the production of title-deeds, of even date (nos. WISTON/3819, WISTON/3820; marginal plan). Combwick Farm proper, described in a schedule as 113a., 'near to Wincaves', was assigned, 11 Oct. 1861, from Richardson, in consideration of £2,300, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/3821; with marginal plan) and there is an abstract of Richardson's title, reciting only 27 Sept. 1847, but this deed itself recites from 1552/3 (no. WISTON/3822).

Tenement, barn, other buildings, gardens, orchards, lands and grounds (19a.) formerly called Philip Bennett's Copyhold, but later (by 1745) called Hole Street, in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Surrender by Philip Bennett, who holds the property (once of Richard Furner) for life, at the yearly rent of 20s., to the Lord of the Manor of Wiston (Thomas Sherley, esq.) who re-grants the property to the said Philip, for life, at the yearly rent of 6s. 8d. and a quarter of wheat.  WISTON/3823  7 Dec 1571

Bond in £200 from Richard Pinfold of Steyning, yeo., to William Pinfold of Wiston, yeo., to perform covenants in bargain and sale of even date.  WISTON/3824  8 March 1610/11

Assignment of extent from Christopher Minshull of Ashington, clerk, and Robert Edsawe, snr., of Washington, yeo., to William Penfolde of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/3825  30 Nov 1614

Contents:
Recites that the property was extended to the Crown, following an inquisition 23 May 1614, in satisfaction of a debt from Sir Thomas Shirley, kt., to the King.

Conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled) [no consideration stated], from Nicholas Jordan of Lindfield, esq., Robert Morley of Glynde, esq., and Thomas Shepard of Horsham, gent., to William Penfold, son of William Penfold of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/3826  21 June 1615

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £1,000, from William Penfold, jnr., to Philip Bennett of Plumpton, yeo., and Robert Bennett of Washington, yeo.  WISTON/3827  10 Sept 1617

Contents:
Recites that the property, here given as 20a., was late of Philip Bennett, snr.
(The consideration money was to be paid by Christmas or the conveyance became void. As the title to the property appears to have remained in the Penfold family the money must not have been paid.)

Will, of William Penfold, snr., of Wiston, yeo., devising lands in Steyning and making a bequest to the poor of Wiston; the above property is not mentioned.  WISTON/3828  11 Feb 1634/5

Will, 18 Feb. 1651/2 and probate, 8 April 1652, of William Penfould, snr., of Wiston, yeo., devising the property to his son, William.  WISTON/3829  18 Feb 1651/2, 8 Apr 1652

Copy bond, in £600, from (a) William Penfold to (b) John Gratwicke and John Ford, that (a) will settle the property (now in the occ. of William Penfold, father of (a)) on William Penfold, son of (a), and Elizabeth his wife (dau. of said John Ford) and their heirs in tail male.  WISTON/3830  25 Oct 1654

Demise for 500 years (with counterpart), from William Penfold of Wiston, yeo., to John Bishopp of Ashington, yeo., to indemnify the latter against any suit of Henry Lintot of Cowfold, mercer, to whom they were jointly bound, 12 June 1657; the demise to be void on cancellation of the bond.  WISTON/3831, 3832  23 June 1658

Assignment of extent [no consideration stated], from Walter Carnaby of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., esq. (as the administrator of the estate of his kinsman, Gerard Williamson, late of London, merchant stranger, dec'd.) to William Penfold, snr., of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/3833  22 Dec 1659

Contents:
Recites that the said Gerard Williamson recovered £1,000 each against Sir Thomas Sherley, snr., of Wiston, kt., and Sir Thomas Sherley, jnr., of Clandon, co. Surrey, kt., both dec'd., in an action for debt, Easter Term 1597.

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £300, from William Penfold of Wiston, yeo., and Anne, his wife, to John Bishopp of Ashington, yeo.  WISTON/3834, 3835  7, 8 May 1661

Contents:
Covenant to levy a fine.

Conveyance (feoffment); parties and consideration as in no. WISTON/3835.  WISTON/3836  8 May 1661

Final concord (with counterpart), in accordance with no. WISTON/3835.  WISTON/3837, 3838  Trinity Term 1661

Bond in £150 from William Penfold to John Bishopp to perform covenants in bargain and sale of even date.  WISTON/3839  6 June 1662

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £16, from (a) Robert Smith of Wiston, yeo., and Joan, his wife, to (b) John Bishopp.  WISTON/3840, 3841  23, 24 Dec 1685

Contents:
Tenement, orchard and garden in Wiston, abutting E. W. and S. on King's highway, N. on lands of (b) called Holstreete, and in occ. of (a).
To the use of (a) for life, with remainder to (b) and his heirs for ever.
(This is not a title-deed of Hole Street proper but was found in the Hole Street bundle; the release is mutilated.)

Bond in £30  WISTON/3842  24 Dec 1685

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £150, from John Bishop to Thomas Luckins of West Grinstead, gent.  WISTON/3843  23 Oct 1686

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3844-3853  1745-1845

Contents:
There is a copy of, and an extract from, the will, 30 Aug. 1745, of Ann Chitty of Milford in Witley, co. Surrey, widow, who devised the property, by the name of Holestreet, in which Ann Badmering lived and died and then in occ. of Samuel Richardson, to George Mellersh, son of Thomas Mellersh, dec'd. (nos. WISTON/3844, WISTON/3845). The said George conveyed the property (with bond), 12, 13 April 1776, to William Rooke of Wiston, yeo. (nos. WISTON/3846-3848), who, following articles of agreement, 8 April 1782 (no. WISTON/3849), conveyed the property, 9, 10 Oct. 1782 (with bond), to Thomas Lidbetter of Bramber, gent. (nos. WISTON/3850-3852), whose nephew Richard, conveyed it, 28 Nov. 1845, in consideration of £6,500 to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd. (no. WISTON/3853). Other properties also conveyed in no. WISTON/3853 are Breach and Crackbones in Wiston and Whiting-weeke Wood and Hookshill in West Grinstead.

Abstract of title of Richard Lidbetter reciting 30 Aug. 1745-13, 14 June 1832; with opinion of counsel.  WISTON/3854, 3855  c1832

Perry Mead in Wiston and Ashurst.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Endorsements on nos. WISTON/3866 and WISTON/3873 show that the lands described in those deeds, at least, became identified later as Fair Oak Farm.
First crop yearly of 1a. meadow called Cambridge Acre in Wiston, in a meadow called Perrie Mead abutting E. on land called Storkers, W. on land called Dellande, with right of way through land late in occ. of Richard White, dec'd., and through land of Peter Hunt called Josephes to the Fyrsfeelde.

Grant, in consideration of £6 6s. 8d., from Francis Shirley of West Grinstead, esq., to Richard Allen of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/3856  1 Oct 1567

Contents:
Appointment of William Martyn of West Grinstead, yeo., as attorney to deliver seisin.
Witnesses to sealing: Geoffrey Williams, clerk, and Walter Parson.
Witnesses to livery of seisin: Walter Parson, John Wyllson, Richard Parker, Robert Parker [sic], John Torner.

Bond in 20 marks  WISTON/3857  1 Oct 1567

Quitclaim from Francis Shirley to Richard Allen.  WISTON/3858  6 Oct 1567

Mortgage in fee, for £6, from Richard Allen of Ashurst, husbandman, to Robert Haller of West Grinstead, bucket maker.  WISTON/3859  1 July 1596

Contents:
Witnesses to sealing and livery of seisin: Thomas Parson, Richard Scott, Richard Crabett.

Bond in £20 from Richard Allein of Ashurst, husbandman, to William Whitebread of Ashurst, yeo., to convey to him the said crop following satisfaction of the said mortgage.  WISTON/3860  31 March 1599

Contents:
Witnesses: Christopher Minshull, Richard Bennett.

Bargain and sale, in consideration of £10, from Richard Allyn to William Whitbred.  WISTON/3861  7 April 1599

Contents:
Witnesses to sealing: John A. Wood, John Davey, John Leysyter, jnr., John Leysyter, snr., Robert Haler, Philip Bennett, Richard Langford.

Bond in £20  WISTON/3862  7 Apr 1599

Quitclaim from Robert Haler to William Whitbred.  WISTON/3863  10 April 1599

Demise for 989 years, in consideration of £45, from (a) John Parkhurst(e) of Washington, yeo., to (b) William Whytebredd of Ashurst, yeo.  WISTON/3864  20 June 1582

Contents:
First crop yearly of the meadows called Perry Meades (6a.) in Wiston.
Recites demise for 1,000 years, 20 April 1571, from Thomas, [4th] Duke of Norfolk to (a) and Christopher Parkhurst, his brother, now dec'd.
Witnesses: Richard Mychell, Thomas Dapp, Thomas Farnefold, Michael Slater, Thomas Arnold, William Tayller, the scribe.

Bond in £55  WISTON/3865  20 Jun 1582

Lease for 21 years (commencing 1605) at the yearly rents of £26, two fat calves and a quarter of wheat, from Sir Thomas Sherley of Wiston, kt., to Thomas Willett, jnr., son of John Willett, snr., of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/3866  4 Sept 1594

Contents:
Tenement, houses, barns, stalls, buildings and lands called Parkers and Southlands; lands, meadows, pastures and woodgrounds called Solewike; parcel of mead called Peary Meade (3a.); all in Wiston and in occ. of said John Willett, snr.; (reservation of timber rights, the fulling mill house, one garden plot adjoining N. part of said mill, and the ponds and watercourses belonging).
Witnesses: L. Sherley, Henry Wakfelde, Robert Browne.

Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £3, from Sir Thomas Sherlye, snr., of Wiston, kt., to Thomas Lysse of Tarring, sherman.  WISTON/3867  6 Oct 1602

Contents:
Tenement, parcel of land (½a.), fulling mill, watercourses and ponds in Wiston, in occ. of John Wilson.

Lease for 21 years (commencing 1626) in consideration of £50, and at the yearly rents as in no. WISTON/3866, from Sir Thomas Shirley, snr., of Wiston, kt., and Sir Thomas Shirley, jnr., his son and heir apparent, to Alice Willett of Wiston, widow.  WISTON/3868  2 May 1610

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3866, now in occ. of lessee.

Original will (proved 11 Jan. 1614/5) of Christopher Minshull of Ashington, clerk.  WISTON/3869  8 Aug 1614

Release from (a) Robert Edsawe, snr., of Washington, yeo., to (b) Alice Minshull of Wiston, widow  WISTON/3870  4 April 1615

Contents:
In respect of his interest in the following property:-
Tenement and lands (207a.) in Wiston; first crop of a mead called Perrymead in Wiston and Ashurst; tenement called the fulling mill with the lands, ponds and waters belonging in occ. of John Parris.
Recites that, following an inquisition, 23 May 1614, the estates of Sir Thomas Shirley, kt., were extended to the Crown in satisfaction of a debt., and the above property was assigned to Christopher Minshull, and to Robert Edsawe, as his trustee; (b) is executrix of Christopher Minshull's will.

Conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled), in consideration of 12d., from Christopher Minshall [sic] of Arundel, gent., to Henry Hobbs of Arundel, gent.  WISTON/3871  16 Oct 1619

Contents:
Farm, tenement and lands (207a.) in Wiston, in occ. of Alice Minshall, widow, called Parkers, Southlandes and Solewicke; crop of 3a. meadow in Wiston and Ashurst called Perriemeade; tenement or fulling mill, with appurtenances, in Wiston, heretofore in tenure of John Parris.

Assignment of extent from Alice Mynshall, under the terms of the will (see no. WISTON/3869) of her late husband, to Christopher Mynshall of Arundel, her son.  WISTON/3872  9 Dec 1619

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3871.

Lease of property as in no. WISTON/3871, for 28 years, at nominal rent, from Christopher Mynshull and Henry Hobbes to Alice Mynshull.  WISTON/3873  9 Dec 1619

Conveyance (feoffment), of property as in no. WISTON/3871, in consideration of £120, from Lionel [1st] Earl of Middlesex, and Richard Crashawe and Richard Ven, both of London, esquires to Christopher Mynshall.  WISTON/3874  17 Oct 1623

Contents:
Appointment of Richard Gravett of Wiston, yeo., as attorney to deliver seisin.

Crown grant of licence of alienation from Christopher Minshall to John Alford, esq.,  WISTON/3875  1 April 1637

Contents:
Messuage, two barns, garden, orchard, fulling mill, 250a. land, 5a. meadow, 70a. pasture, 30a. wood and 30a. furze and heath in West Grinstead, Wiston and Ashurst.

Deed to lead the uses of a fine between (a) Christopher Minshall and (b) John Alford of Offington [in Broadwater], esq., in favour of (a).  WISTON/3876  11 July 1637

Contents:
Messuage and yardland (60a.) in Wiston called Woodmans; messuage, barns buildings, gardens, orchards and lands in West Grinstead called Brockwood (25a.); lands, tenements and hereditaments in West Grinstead called Hamfeild (20a.); lands, tenements and hereditaments in West Grinstead called Hintors (34a.); lands, tenements and hereditaments in West Grinstead called Carter Croftes (8a.); S. part of the great park called John Andrewe's Park in Goring (25a.), heretofore conveyed by Thomas Cooke, late of Goring, dec'd., to Christopher Minshall, dec'd., father of (a); tenements, houses, barns, stables, buildings and lands called Parkers, Southlands and Soleweeke with the first crop of a meadow called Perry Meade, in Wiston and Ashurst; fulling mill with lands, ponds, streams and watercourses belonging in Wiston.

Final concord in accordance with no. WISTON/3876.  WISTON/3877  Trinity Term 1637

Conveyance (bargain and sale), from (a) Robert Edsawe, snr., of Washington, gent., and Thomas Edsawe, second son of the said Robert, to (b) Christopher Minshull, in respect of a watercourse running in a channel through the lands of (a) called Brownehill, Willetts Coppihould and Abbatts Meade in Wiston into lands of (b), also in Wiston, called Soleweeke, and to a mill.  WISTON/3878  29 March 1642

Contents:
The grant is made in consideration of a yearly rent of 5s. and to settle arguments over the upkeep of the watercourse.

Conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled) [no consideration stated], from Nicholas Jordan of Lindfield, esq., Robert Morley of Glynde, esq., and Thomas Shepard of Horsham, gent., to William Whitebread, son of William Whitebread of Ashurst, yeo.  WISTON/3879  21 June 1615

Contents:
First crop of 2a. meadow in Pyrrie Meade in Ashurst belonging to a parcel of land called Frenchland.

Attested contemporary copy of a conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled) [no consideration stated], from Nicholas Jordan of Lindfield, esq., Robert Morley of Glynde, esq., and Thomas Shepard of Horsham, gent., to John Leiceter of Steyning, yeo.  WISTON/3880  21 June 1615

Contents:
Lands called Allingbatts and Fawkners in Wiston; first crop of 2a. meadow in Ashurst in occ. of William Whitebread.

Bond in £30, from (a) John Lassiter of Wiston, yeo., to (b) William Whitebread of Ashurst, yeo., for quiet enjoyment, until 1661, of 2a. meadow in Perry Meade (4a.) in Ashurst.  WISTON/3881  23 June 1654

Contents:
Recites bargain and sale, of even date, from (a), in consideration of £11, to (b), of the crop of hay now standing on the said 2a., and of six other crops of hay and grass next thereafter to grow.

Articles of agreement for the bargain and sale in consideration of £25, from John Lester [sic] to William Whitebread, in respect of the benefit and profit of the yearly crop of the 2a. in Perry Mead.  WISTON/3882  14 Oct 1654

Quitclaim, in consideration of £36, from John Leicester to William Whitebread, in pursuance of no. WISTON/3882.  WISTON/3883  1 Nov 1654

Bond, in £60  WISTON/3884  1 Nov 1654

Ruddlesmill and the Lucas and Burgis copyholds, in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (feoffment) [no consideration stated], from Mary Lucas, one of the daus. of Henry Lucas of Effingham, co. Surrey, yeo., to John Bennett of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/3885  31 Jan 1626/7

Contents:
Tenement and lands in Wiston called Ruddells Mill alias Rudismill alias Lucas Copihold (20a.).

Deed to lead the uses of a fine between (a) John Bennett of Arundel, yeo., and (b) Thomas Wright of Arundel, yeo., in favour of (a).  WISTON/3886  18 Oct 1684

Contents:
Tenement, barns, buildings, lands and premises in Wiston called the Coppyhold (65a.) in occ. of Robert Kent, being the lands of which Henry Bennett, dec'd., father of (a), died seised.

Final concord (with counterpart), in accordance with no. WISTON/3886.  WISTON/3887, 3888  Michaelmas Term 1684

Mortgage by demise for 500 years, for £50, from John Bennett of Arundel, sergemaker, to John Ayres of Sompting, widow.  WISTON/3889  11 Jan 1685/6

Contents:
Three fields (5a., 3a., 1a.) in Wiston, parcel of lands and tenements called Ruddlesmill alias Rudismill alias Lucas Copiehold, abutting S. on lands late of Robert Bennett and to lands called Burges Copihold, N. on lands late of Philip Bennett, E. on King's highway from Wiston Street to Fair Oak, and in occ. of Robert Kent.

Demise for 500 years from John Bennett of Stepney, co. Middx., clothworker, to Joan Aires of Steyning, widow, to indemnify her against the penalties in their joint bond, in £190, to John Grome of Steyning, maltster.  WISTON/3890  21 Jan 1694/5

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/3889, now in occ. of John Newman.

Deed to lead the uses of a common recovery between (a) John Bennet of St. Mary Whitechapel, co. Middx., sergemaker, and Henry Bennet of Stepney, co. Middx., sergemaker, his brother; (b) John Preston of London, scrivener; (c) Theodore Drage, citizen and haberdasher of London.  WISTON/3891, 3892  17, 18 Jan 1695/6

Contents:
Tenement in occ. of John Newman; several closes and parcels of land belonging (25a.) also in occ. of John Newman, formerly called Lucyes and now called Burgis Coppyhold, with liberty to take marle at Wiston Hill; three fields (as in no. WISTON/3889) lately part of Ruddlesmill alias Lucas Coppyhold; all in Wiston.
The recovery, in which (b) is to be tenant to the precipe, is to enure to the use of (c) as security for the repayment to him of £159.

Exemplification of common recovery, in accordance with nos. WISTON/3891, WISTON/3892.  WISTON/3893  Hilary Term, 1695/6

Assignment of the residue of her mortgage term from Joan Ayres, in consideration of £60, to William Clerke, citizen and haberdasher of London, in trust for Theodore Drage and to attend the inheritance.  WISTON/3894  23 Jan 1695/6

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Endorsed, 17 July 1696 and 20 April 1698, with further assignments to trustees.

Transfer of mortgage (see nos. WISTON/3891, WISTON/3892) from Theodore Drage, in consideration of £150, and John Bennet in consideration of £50, to John Haslewood of St. Sepulchre, London, gent.  WISTON/3895, 3896  16, 17 July 1696

Assignment from Arthur Bunyan of London, hatbandmaker, to John Hitchin of St. Olave, Southwark, co. Surrey, woolstapler, in respect of £43 6s. 0d., being a debt of John Bennett (now described as 'woolcomber') for which a judgement of £86, besides costs, was obtained in Easter Term, 1696, in the Court of Common Pleas.  WISTON/3897  27 Jan 1697/8

Release of equity of redemption in property (now described as tenement, barns, stables, outhouses and 35a. land in Wiston) mortgaged to John Haslewood, from John Bennett to John Hitchin, as security for the payment of £125 owed to the latter, and £43 6s. 0d. assigned, as above, from Arthur Bunyan.  WISTON/3898  27 Jan 1697/8

Transfer of mortgage from John Haslewood, in consideration of £215, and John Bennett, in consideration of £35, to Jonathan Tabor, citizen and goldsmith of London.  WISTON/3899, 3900  19, 20 April 1698

Assignment of debts of £125 and £43 6s. 0d. (see no. WISTON/3898) from John Hitchin to John Boswell of St. Olave, Southwark, feltmaker, as security for his own debt of £152 5s. 0d.  WISTON/3901  30 June 1698

Absolute conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year missing), from Jonathan Tabor, in consideration of £294 and John Bennett, in consideration of £106, to Sir John Fagge of Wiston, bart.  WISTON/3902  [26], 27 Dec 1698

Assignment of residue of mortgage term (see no. WISTON/3889) from John Bennett to John Hay of Little Horsted, esq., in trust for Sir John Fagge, to attend the inheritance.  WISTON/3903  27 Dec 1698

Farmhouse, buildings and several parcels of land (50a.) in Wiston called Falkners (Fawkners, etc.) and Allingbatts and (from 1697) Gest Gate. By 1832: messuage, buildings and lands (120a.) called by the general name of the Guest Gate Farm.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled) [no consideration given], from Nicholas Jordan of Lindfield, esq., Robert Morley of Glynde, esq., and Thomas Shepard of Horsham, gent., to John Liecester of Steyning, yeo.  WISTON/3904  21 June 1615

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(Also in this deed is a grant of the first crop of 2a. meadow in Ashurst in occ. of William Whitebread. This refers to Perry Mead and a copy of no. WISTON/3904 is catalogued under the Perry Mead entry (see no. WISTON/3880).)

Will, 6 Jan. 1638/9, and probate, 27 Feb. 1638/9, of John Leiceter of Wiston, yeo., charging 'Faulkeners and the Allenbatts' with an annuity of £24 to his wife, Margery, and devising those properties (although not by name) to his son, John Leiceter.  WISTON/3905  6 Jan, 27 Feb 1638/9

Interrogatories to be Administred to Witnesses to be produced sworne and examined on the parte & behalfe of Elizabeth Leicester alias Lester widdow, Thomas, Anne and Elizabeth Leicester alias Lester, Infants. .. by the said Elizabeth their Mother. .. Complaynts against John Leicester alias Lester [their brother]'.  WISTON/3906  Late 17th century

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Recites will, 28 May 1689, of John Leiciter of Wiston, yeo., their father.

Quitclaim of his interest in the property from John Leiceter of Ashurst, yeo., to Thomas Leiceter, his brother.  WISTON/3907  27 Dec 1697

Bond in £500 from Thomas Leiceter of Wiston, yeo., to John Dennett of Midhurst, mercer, to perform covenants in bargain and sale of timber, in consideration of £250, made at even date.  WISTON/3908  27 Dec 1697

Mortgage, by lease and release, for £250, from Thomas Leiceter to John Dennett.  WISTON/3909, 3910  28, 29 Dec 1697

Bond in £500  WISTON/3911  29 Dec 1697

Mortgage, by demise for 1,000 years, for £50, from Thomas Leiceter to John Dennett.  WISTON/3912  29 Dec 1697

Release of errors from Thomas Leiceter to John Dennett in respect of a judgement in an action of debt in the King's Bench.  WISTON/3913  1 Feb 1697/8

Transfer of mortgage (nos. WISTON/3909, WISTON/3910) from John Dennett and Thomas Leiceter to Joseph Marner of Steyning, mercer, and Robert Gould of Wiston, yeo., in trust for Henry Farncombe of Patcham, yeo., and to attend the inheritance.  WISTON/3914, 3915  23, 24 Sept 1698

Assignment of residue of mortgage term (no. WISTON/3912) from John Dennett to Robert Gould in trust for Henry Farncombe and to attend the inheritance.  WISTON/3916  24 Sept 1698

Absolute conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £625 (of which £312 is paid in discharge of the two mortgages and £200 in discharge of legacies to Anne and Elizabeth Leiceter) from Thomas Leiceter to Henry Farncombe.  WISTON/3917, 3918  25, 26 Sept 1698

Assignment of judgement (see no. WISTON/3913) from John Dennett to Henry Farncombe.  WISTON/3919  27 Sept 1698

Release for legacy of £100 from Anne Leiceter of Washington, spinster, to Henry Farncombe.  WISTON/3920  1 Nov 1699

Release for legacy of £100 from Francis Willard of Wiston, husbandman, and Elizabeth, his wife (née Leiceter) to Henry Farncombe.  WISTON/3921  13 Oct 1708

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3922-3930  1740-1832

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The property was conveyed, 18, 19 Aug. 1740, from Henry Farncombe to James Chambers of Seaford, gent. (nos. WISTON/3922, WISTON/3923) and there is a bond for payment to the latter of £367 within three months of the deaths of the said Henry, and Martha, his wife (no. WISTON/3924). No. WISTON/3925 is a deed, 18 April 1757, to lead the uses of a fine in favour of James Chambers and Barbara, his wife, but the property involved is all in Patcham and includes Dean Lands, Withdean and Ryars. There are copies of the wills of James Chambers (16 April 1764) and Harry Chambers of Kingston-upon-Thames, co. Surrey, surgeon (28 June 1816) (nos. WISTON/3926, WISTON/3927). The surviving trustee under the will of the latter, with other parties interested thereunder, conveyed the property, 27, 28 Aug. 1832, in consideration of £3,299 9s. 6d., to the trustees under the will of the late Charles Goring, esq. (nos. WISTON/3928, WISTON/3929). No. WISTON/3930 is a bundle of extracts from baptismal, marriage and burial registers, 1732-1797, relating to the Chambers family.

Abstracts of title reciting 18, 19 Aug. 1740-26 June 1793 and 18, 19 Aug. 1740-6 July 1832 respectively; both abstracts have pedigrees in four generations of the Chambers family.  WISTON/3931, 3932  c1793, c1832

Two tenements, barns, buildings and lands (180a.) in Wiston and Ashington called Abbotts, Brownhill and Willets.  [no ref. or date]

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The following documents illustrate the merging into one estate of lands which were formerly distinct. The description at the head of the entries is of the property as it finally evolved. Early descriptions of properties are listed individually under deeds of the 17th century.

Conveyance (bargain and sale) [no consideration stated], from Christopher Minshull of Ashington, clerk, and Robert Edsawe, snr., of Washington, yeo., to Robert Edsawe, jnr., son and heir apparent of the said Robert, snr.  WISTON/3933  30 Nov 1614

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Tenement called Willettes Coppieholde (60a.) in Wiston, in occ. of John Willett.
Recites that the property had been extended to the Crown in satisfaction of a debt from Sir Thomas Sherley, kt.

Conveyance (bargain and sale inrolled) [no consideration stated], from Nicholas Jordan of Lindfield, esq., Robert Morley of Glynde, esq., and Thomas Shepard of Horsham, gent., to Thomas Edsawe, son of Robert Edsawe, jnr., of Washington, yeo.  WISTON/3934  21 June 1615

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Copyhold tenement called Bushes and Northcroftes (60a.) in Wiston, in occ. of John Willett, snr.

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £10, from Lionel [1st] Earl of Middlesex, Richard Crashawe and Richard Ven, both of London, esquires, to Robert Edsawe of Chancton [in Washington], son of Robert Edsawe, snr., of Chancton, gent.  WISTON/3935  17 Oct 1623

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Copyhold tenement, with lands belonging, called Bushes, North Croftes and Willettes Coppiehould (60a.) in Wiston, in occ. of John Willett, snr.
Recites that the conveyance is necessary as the estate of Robert Edsawe, jnr., has been found 'defective in lawe'.

Conveyance (feoffment), in consideration of £850, from Christopher Swale, D.D., of 'Hurst' and John Edsawe of Chailey, clerk, and Mary, his wife, to Robert Edsawe, snr., of Whitelandes in Washington, gent., and Thomas Edsawe, second son of the said Robert.  WISTON/3936  9 Sept 1639

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Tenement, barns, gardens, orchards, backside, gates, lands, tenements and hereditaments called Lyndfeildes and Syners (70a.) in Wiston, with liberty to take marle at Wiston Hill.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), of a watercourse; see no. WISTON/3878 which is a counterpart.  WISTON/3937  29 March 1642

Settlement on the intended marriage of Thomas Edsawe and Anne Chatfeild.  WISTON/3938  9 June 1642

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Much of this deed is lost, but it appears that Robert Edsawe, snr., is releasing his interest in the following properties to his son Thomas:
Messuage, lands and premises called Lyndfeildes and Syners alias Abbotts Farm, and tenement and lands called Webbs alias Bushes and Northcrofts alias Willettes Coppihold and lands called Brownehill.

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3939-3984  1700-1806

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Abbotts Farm, and part of Brownhill Farm, were settled, 14 Sept. 1700, on the intended marriage of Mary West of Mill Farm in Rudgwick (one of the daus. of Richard West, late of Rudgwick, dec'd.) and Robert Edsawe of Wiston, gent. (no. WISTON/3939), who, by his will, 22 Oct. 1706, devised properties called Abbotts, Brownhill and Willetts to his niece Ann Bartlett, wife of Richard Bartlett of Slaugham, yeo., for life, with remainder to the heirs of her body (no. WISTON/3940). In all later deeds the surname is spelt 'Bartlee'. Dennis, later called Dionysius, Bartlee, suffered common recoveries to break the entail (nos. WISTON/3941-3946), before using the properties as security in a total of six mortgages, between 5 March 1752/3 and 29 Aug. 1757, to Edward Hards of Albourne, yeo. (nos. WISTON/3947-3960; with counterparts and bonds). The securities were assigned, 29 Sept. 1758, to William Westbrook Richardson of Mount Pleasant, East Barnet, co. Herts., esq. (nos. WISTON/3961-3963; with counterpart and bond) to whom the said Dionysius Bartlee made eight bonds, between 2 Feb. 1759 and 25 March 1772, to secure the repayment of money (nos. WISTON/3964-3971). After further assignments of securities, the residue of the mortgage term became vested in Charles Goring of Wiston, esq., to whom John Bartlee of Wiston, yeo. (son of the said Dionysius Bartlee) released his equity of redemption, 6, 7 Dec. 1780, in consideration of £960, and the residue of the term was assigned to attend the inheritance (nos. WISTON/3972-3981). The sheriff of Sussex, acting on a writ of Fiere Facias, issued at the suit of Richard Hards, delivered the goods and chattels of the said John Bartlee (mainly in the form of the agricultural produce of the above property) to Charles Goring, 20 April 1782 (no. WISTON/3983), who, on the evidence of a draft deed, [blank] 1780, had leased the farms to Bartlee two years earlier (no. WISTON/3982). No. WISTON/3984 is a collection of associated papers, including receipts for Land Tax, valuations of timber and crops, account of state of cultivation, receipt for rent, memorandum of agreement to let and notice to quit, 1780-1806

Abstract of title 'to the Estate. .. in mortgage to the late William Westbrooke Richardson Esqr.', reciting 30 Nov. 1614-4 Aug. 1773.  WISTON/3985  c1773

Messuage in Wiston used as a poor house.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £3, from Henry Fuller of Wiston, yeo., and Elizabeth, his wife, to John Pollard of Wiston, weaver.  WISTON/3986  18 Feb 1639/40

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1r. land in Wiston in occ. of grantor, abutting W. on King's highway, S. on land of grantor, N. and E. on Mr. Edsall's hop gardens.

Continuing deeds  WISTON/3987-3990  1704-1792

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John Pollard, jnr., of Wiston, weaver, conveyed the land, 4, 5 Sept. 1704, with the messuage erected thereon by his father, to John Dyne of Wiston, yeo. (nos. WISTON/3987, WISTON/3988). No. WISTON/3989 is a copy of the will, 1 May 1703, of the said John Dyne (Dine), and of a codicil thereto, 22 Jan. 1708/9, which devised the said messuage and land, with an orchard, to the poor of Wiston for ever; the grant was confirmed by a later codicil, 23 Feb. 1710/11. There is a written apology, March 1792, by Samuel Lelliot, who then lived in the house by permission of Mr. Goring, for his offensive and obstinate behaviour in opposing the orders of the parish officers in respect of the management of a 'House of Industry' lately built, and particularly for refusing to send a bastard child of his daughter to the said house (no. WISTON/3990).

Tenement, outhouses, buildings, barns, stable, stalls, gardens, orchards, closes and parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land (70a.) in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Deed to lead the uses of a fine between (a) William Jefferay of Brighton, yeo., and Elizabeth, his wife, and (b) Daniel Bolt of Brighton, gent., and Thomas Scutt of Brighton, brewer.  WISTON/3991  5 May 1674

Contents:
To enure to the use of said Elizabeth for life, with remainder to (b) in trust for sale; from the proceeds of this sale, £10 to be paid to (a), £100 each to John and Elizabeth Gould, son and dau. of the said Elizabeth, £5 to Elizabeth Gould, widow of William Gould, dec'd., and daughter-in-law of said Elizabeth, £20 to Thomas Gould, another son of said Elizabeth, £100 to William Gould, younger son of said William Gould, dec'd., when he attain his majority (with further stipulations).
The property is not to be sold if Robert Gould, son of said Elizabeth, should pay within two years the several sums appointed to be paid by the said trustees.

Deed to declare the uses of a fine between (a) William Jeffery of Brighton, yeo., and Elizabeth, his wife, and Robert Gould, of Brighton, yeo., her youngest son, and (b) Sir John Fagge of Wiston, bart.  WISTON/3992  26 Feb 1679/80

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The uses of fine levied in Hilary Term, then last past, to ensure to (b) as security for a loan of £200, with remainder, when the debt is paid, to said Robert Gould, after the decease of his mother, in trust to pay £50 each to John Gould of Brighton, husbandman, and William Gould, son William Gould, late of Brighton, mariner, dec'd.

Release from Elizabeth Jeffery to Robert Gould in respect of £100 (intended to be given away in her will) to enable him to take up a further loan of £50 from Sir John Fagge upon the security of the above property.  WISTON/3993  11 May 1686

Release of his title to the above property from Robert Gould to Sir John Fagge, to be void on repayment of £250 and interest.  WISTON/3994  12 May 1686

Bond in £100  WISTON/3995  12 May 1686

Transfer of mortgage (lease for a year missing), from Sir John Fagg, in consideration of £316 5s. 0d., and Robert Gould, in consideration of £183 15s. 0d., to Henry Farncomb(e) of Patcham, yeo.  WISTON/3996  8, 9 Nov 1689

Absolute conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £700, from Robert Gould (Gold), William Jeffery and Elizabeth, his wife, to Henry Farncombe, with covenant to levy a fine.  WISTON/3997, 3998  27, 28 Aug 1691

Final concord in accordance with no. WISTON/3998.  WISTON/3999  Michaelmas Term 1691

Lease for 7 years, at the yearly rent of £24, from Henry Farncombe to Robert Gold.  WISTON/4000  25 Sept 1691

Receipt from William Gold of Patcham, husbandman, to Henry Varncomb [sic], exor. of the will of Elizabeth Jeffery, grandmother of the said William, in respect of a legacy of £50.  WISTON/4001  19 July 1694

Receipt from John Gold of Brighton to Henry Farncombe in respect of a legacy of £50 under the will of his mother, Elizabeth Gold alias Jeffery.  WISTON/4002  27 Sept 1694

Articles of agreement between (a) Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex, and (b) Robert Bennett, for the conveyance from (b) to (a), in consideration of 20 nobles and the yearly rent of 12d.  WISTON/4003  24 Aug 1629

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Spring arising in the grounds of (b), in Wellclose, at the upper end of his ponds there, together with 60 ft. of ground square adjoining the said spring, in Wiston; with liberty to dig the same to any depth, to enclose it from the rest of the said ground, and to convey the water underground, through land of (b) to the house of (a) at Wiston.

Conveyance (bargain and sale) [no consideration stated], from (a) Robert Bennett of Wiston, yeo., to (b) John, [2nd] Earl of Thanet  WISTON/4004  22 Dec 1637

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Spring or stream issuing from a parcel of land called Wellmeade in Wiston; conduit and conduit house on the said land, and the ground on which they stand; pond, containing 'foure pole square' lying near the said conduit; with liberty of passage for (b) through the said land called Wellmeade and other land of (a) called Parkers Common; all other lands of (a) in Wiston where pipes are now laid to convey the water from the said spring, conduit house and pond.
Endorsed with memoranda of repair and maintenance, 1785 and 1787, and fitting of lead pipe in 1800.

Haven Farm  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The description given below is of the farm as it finally evolved.
Messuage, barns, buildings and garden; lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, feedings and commons (30a.) formerly called Wephams and Wephams Copyhold; pieces of land now or sometime since called Well Mead, Well Croft and Cow Common alias Parkers Common; all in Wiston, and called by the general name of Haven Farm (50a.).

Attested copy of conveyance (feoffment), 17 Oct. 1623, in consideration of 40 marks, from Lionel, [1st] Earl of Middlesex and Richard Crashawe and Richard Ven, both of London, esquires, to Robert Bennett of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/4005  1817

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Recites that former assurances made by Sir Thomas Sherley, kt., are found to be defective in law.

Continuing deeds  WISTON/4006-4023  1768-1845

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The property was conveyed, 5, 6 Dec. 1768, from John Browne of Steyning, gent., and Charles Browne of Storrington, gent. (devisees under the will of William Brayne, late of Steyning, cordwainer, dec'd.) to William Rook of Wiston, farmer (nos. WISTON/4006, WISTON/4007). On his death, intestate, the property descended to his nephew, Henry Rook, and then to the latter's eldest son, Henry Rook, who died in 1825, whereupon the property descended to his eldest brother, Benjamin Rook, and then to remaining brother Charles Rook (who died intestate in 1842) and so to Jane, wife of Edward Read of Wiston, farmer, and only surviving sister of the said Henry, Benjamin and Charles. There is a settlement of the property, 31 Aug. 1844, by the said Edward and Jane Read in favour of their four children, but with a proviso for sale of the freehold by the said parents, at their discretion (nos. WISTON/4008, WISTON/4009) and in pursuance of this condition there are copies of the agreement, 7 Dec. 1844, for sale of the property to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, late of Wiston, esq., dec'd., for £4,000 (nos. WISTON/4010, WISTON/4011). Nos. WISTON/4012-4018 are documents associated with the confirmation of title and include extracts from letters of administration of the estates of William, Henry and Henry Rook (as above) and opinions of counsel. The conveyance to the said trustees, dated 1 Jan. 1845 (no. WISTON/4019) was followed by a deed of confirmation, of even date, from the said four children (no. WISTON/4020) and two sworn declarations as to the descent of the Rook family and an undertaking by Edward Read to give up possession of the farm, all 6 Jan. 1845 (nos. WISTON/4021-4023).

Abstract of title of the trustees of Edward and Jane Read, reciting 5, 6 Dec. 1768-31 Aug. 1844.  WISTON/4024  c1844

Manor of Buncton with appurtenances; tenement, barns, buildings, farm lands and hereditaments called Buncton Farm in Wiston, Ashington and Buncton; tenement, farm and lands called Kiffs alias Ruddis Mill in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

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The following description of the manor and farm of Buncton is the one in the conveyance (1790) to Charles Goring. Other properties involved in the deeds below are described as they occur. It should be noted that nos. WISTON/4025, WISTON/4026 are not part of the original bundle.

Conveyance (lease and release; by way of quitclaim), of the manor of Buncton from (a) Sir Beauchamp St. John of Bletsoe, co. Beds., kt., and Benjamin St. John, esq., son and heir of John St. John, late of Cold Overton, co. Leics., esq., dec'd., to (b) John Bishopp of Ashington, yeo.  WISTON/4025, 4026  16, 18 May 1664

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Recites from conveyance of the manor of Sapcotts, co. Leics.; see recitals in nos. WISTON/3667, WISTON/3668. John [2nd] Earl of Thanet had already made a conveyance of Buncton manor to (b) [no date given].

Continuing deeds  WISTON/4027-4043  1727 - 1791

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The above properties, and other estates including the manor and farm of Buddington in Wiston, Findon and Steyning, Butcher's alias Pyper's Farm and Holestreet in Wiston and Frenchlands and Honey Bridge in Ashurst and elsewhere, were conveyed 26, 27 Sept. 1727, from Nicholas and Edward Dee, both of Petworth, gents., and Joseph Chitty of Milford in Witley, co. Surrey, framework knitter, and Anne, his wife, to trustees to uses in favour of the said Joseph and Anne for their lives with remainder to such person or persons as Anne should nominate (nos. WISTON/4027, WISTON/4028; attested copy of conveyance and extract of fine). The conveyance was made following litigation in Chancery between the Dees and the Chittys over the will of Anne Badmering of Wiston, spinster. There is a copy of the will, 1 May 1743, of the said Anne Chitty which devised Buncton to Thomas Smith of Milford, esq., and Elizabeth, his wife, with remainder to their two daus., Elizabeth and Mary, in that order (no. WISTON/4029), and the manor and farm of Buncton (as well as Kiffs, which had been devised to said dau. Elizabeth) were involved in a post-nuptial settlement, 5, 6 Jan. 1764, on Philip Carteret Webb, jnr., of Milford esq., and Mary, his wife, late the said Mary Smith, spinster (nos. WISTON/4030-4033; attested copies of both parts of conveyance and extracts of fine and common recovery). Other property in this settlement includes the capital messuage of Milford and manor of Witley, both in co. Surrey, and farms called Starkers alias Starkhurst, Honey Bridge and Allwyns alias Allens and Griffins in Ashurst and West Grinstead, co. Sussex. There is a conveyance, 24, 25 Sept. 1790, to lead the uses of a fine and common recovery for the purpose of barring all estates tail in Buncton Manor and Farm, and in Kiffs (nos. WISTON/4034-4036; attested copy of conveyance, and of fine and common recovery) following which these properties were conveyed, 15, 16 Dec. 1790, in consideration of £2,210, from the said Philip Carteret Webb, and Philip Smith Webb of Milford House, his only child, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/4037-4041; with bond, receipt for timber money and bargain and sale inrolled). There are sworn depositions 27 July 1791, as to timber rights 'now in dispute between Mr. Goring and Mr. Shelley' (nos. WISTON/4042-4043).

Abstract of title of Philip Carteret Webb, reciting 26, 27 Sept. 1727-Michaelmas Term 1790.  WISTON/4044  c1790

Manor of Buddington with appurtenances; tenement, barns, buildings and lands in Wiston, Findon and Steyning called Buddington Farm.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4045-4073  1734-1792

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The early documents of this bundle, which are all copies and contain no direct references to the property, comprise the will, 4 Feb. 1733/4, of John Balchin of Bramley, co. Surrey, yeo. (no. WISTON/4045), will, 14 Feb. 1740/1, and codicil, 12 July 1749, of Col. Anthony Thomas Harrison of St. Germain, Paris (no. WISTON/4046), acknowledgement, 21 Oct. 1751, by Mary Bourchier of Paris for receipt of consideration money paid by her brother, Edward Bourchier, to whom she conveyed her English property (no. WISTON/4047), memorandum of letters of administration of the estate of Benjamin Periam of Islington, co. Middx., widower, granted, 12 Aug. 1752, to Catherine, wife of Edward Bulstrode and dau. of dec'd. (no.WISTON/4048) and will, 16 May 1757, of Mary Bourchier of St. Germain, Paris (no. WISTON/4049). There is a copy of deed, 29 March 1765, by which the residue of a mortgage term, established 9 Jan. 1732/3, was assigned by the said Catherine Bulstrode (now of Woodstock, co. Oxon) to Bateman Robson of the Inner Temple, London, gent., to attend the inheritance, in trust for the Rev. Edward Bourchier of Hertford, to whom the freehold of the property was released by the same deed (no. WISTON/4050). The said Edward Bourchier conveyed the property, 20, 21 May 1765, to Richard Bourchier of Ades in Chailey, esq. (nos. WISTON/4051, WISTON/4052; copies of release and bargain and sale inrolled), who, by an undated codicil to his will, 22 Oct, 1765, recommended his son, Charles, to keep the manor of Buddington himself (nos. WISTON/4053, WISTON/4054; two copies). The said Charles, described as of Hill Street Berkely Square, co. Middx., esq., levied a fine, Trinity Term 1785 (nos. WISTON/4055-4057), but the title to the property was disturbed by claims from his late fathers's creditors which resulted in an action in Chancery. There is a copy of the will, 10 June 1788, of said Bateman Robson (no. WISTON/4058) and of letters of administration, 13 Jan. 1790, of the estate of William Bourchier of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx., but [who died] on board the East Indiaman Horsenden (no. WISTON/4059); documents relating to the said suit in Chancery (Williams and others v. Bourchier and others) include copy decree and subsequent order, 10 June 1790, printed sale particulars for auction, 12 May 1791, and copy order to let Charles Goring into possession, 2 March 1792 (nos. WISTON/4060-4069). The conveyance to Goring was made by the said Charles Bourchier, now of Queen Street, Mayfair, co. Middx., esq., and others, 5, 6 Oct. 1792 (nos. WISTON/4070-4072; with bargain and sale inrolled) and the residue of the above term (see no. WISTON/4050) was assigned, 6 Oct. 1792, by the exors. of the said Bateman Robson, dec'd., to attend the inheritance (no. WISTON/4073).

Abstract of title of Charles Goring reciting 9 Jan. 1732/3-6 Oct. 1792.  WISTON/4074  c1792

Tenement, barn, garden and backside called the Breach; several fields or parcels of meadow and pasture land (50a.) called the Breach and Crackbones; all in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4075-4085  1708-1845

Contents:
There is a copy deed to lead the uses of a fine, 12 Sept. 1708, in favour of George Wenham of Rotherfield, clerk, and Mary, his wife, and George Lewis of West[e]r[h]am, co. Kent, clerk, and Hannah, his wife (no. WISTON/4075). Other property involved in this deed includes the Ryes (60a.) in Henfield and Carters and Kingsbarnes (200a.) in Ashurst. Breaches and Crackbones were conveyed, 19, 20 Nov. 1716, to Gregory Haines of Kirdford, gent. (nos. WISTON/4076-4078; with release from trustee), whose sister and heir at law, Mary Greenfield of Kirdford, widow, leased the property, 9 Oct. 1752, together with Normans (16a.) in Ashington and Reeds (6a.) in Washington, to John Ockenden of Ashington, yeo. (no. WISTON/4079). By her will, 9 Aug. 1755, the said Mary Greenfield devised the property (called Bleach or Bleachlands Farm) to Samuel Lidbetter of Bramber, farmer (no. WISTON/4080), who died intestate, whereupon Thomas Lidbetter of Bramber, gent., his nephew, acquired the premises, which were conveyed, 13, 14 June 1832, with Hole Street in Wiston, by the trustees under the will of the said Thomas, to Richard Lidbetter of Bramber, gent., his nephew (nos. WISTON/4081, WISTON/4082). The trustees under the will of Charles Goring bought the property in 1845 for £6,500, which included the purchase of the said farm called Hole Street, under the deeds of which the conveyance to the said trustees is catalogued (see no. WISTON/3853). Other documents associated with this conveyance are extracts from the register book recording letters of administration of the estate of Samuel Lidbetter granted, 29 June 1775, to his brother John (no. WISTON/4083) and from the Land Tax Assessment (1780) of Wiston (no. WISTON/4084) and an opinion of counsel, all 1845 (no. WISTON/4085).

Abstract of title of Richard Lidbetter reciting 12 Sept. 1708-13, 14 June 1832.  WISTON/4086  c1832

Tenement, barns, stables, brick kiln, buildings, orchards, gardens and lands (160a.; later 131a.) in Wiston and Ashington called the Hook Farm (field names given in 1836).  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4087-4098  1761-1836

Contents:
John Bridger of Coombe in Hamsey, esq., mortgaged the property, 1 Jan. 1761, to Edward Martin of New Shoreham, clerk (no. WISTON/4087), who assigned the residue of the term, 23 April 1764, to Peter Burrell of the South Sea House, London, gent., to attend the inheritance in trust for Merrick Burrell of West Grinstead, esq. (no. WISTON/4088), to whom the said John Bridger conveyed the property absolutely, 26, 27 June 1764 (nos. WISTON/4089-4092; with final concord and counterpart). Sir James Martin Lloyd of Lancing, bart., and others, conveyed the property, 24, 25 March 1836 (following an affidavit of William Clutton of Buckland, co. Surrey, land surveyor, as to heirship of Sir William Burrell) to William Westbrook Richardson of Findon Place, esq., in exchange for a farm called Hobshorts (124a.) in West Grinstead (nos. WISTON/4093-4095); with this conveyance is a deed of covenant for the production of deeds (no. WISTON/4096), a surrender of the residue of the above term (no. WISTON/4097), and a bond from Sir Charles Merrik [sic] Burrell of Knepp Castle [in Shipley] to indemnify against an annuity of £20 to Peter Burrell, son of Peter Burrell, esq., cashier of the South Sea Company (no. WISTON/4098).

Abstract of title of William Westbrook Richardson reciting 1 Jan. 1761-26 March 1836.  WISTON/4099  c1836

Tenement, barns, stables, gardens, orchards and lands (56a.) in Wiston called Butchers.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4100-4120  1745-1778

Contents:
Ann Chitty of Milford in Witley, co. Surrey, widow, by her will, 30 Aug. 1745, devised the property, charged with the payment of certain legacies, to John Butcher, son of Richard Butcher of Scotchlands in Bramley, co. Surrey, and the heirs of his body (no. WISTON/4100). There are seven releases or receipts, 1 Nov. 1746-9 Oct. 1759, for the said legacies and a certificate of the baptism, 27 Nov. 1755, of Mary, dau. of Richard Butcher (nos. WISTON/4101-4108). The said John Butcher made leases of the property, 1 Aug. 1746 and 7 Sept. 1761, to Thomas Sayres of Wiston, farmer (nos. WISTON/4109, WISTON/4110) while the freehold became vested in Richard Butcher of Parkhatch in Hascombe, co. Surrey, gent. (brother of the said John), who, by his will, 15 Sept. 1766, devised the property, subject to annuities and trusts, to his son, also called Richard Butcher (no. WISTON/4111). There is a certificate, 1 June 1777, of the births of the six children of Thomas and Olive Butcher (no. WISTON/4112) and a conveyance, 24, 25 Nov. 1777, by the said Richard Butcher (the son) to lead the uses of a common recovery, which was suffered in the following Hilary Term (nos. WISTON/4113-4115). He, having thus barred the entail, and following releases, 3 Dec. 1777 and 21 Dec. 1778, from annuities charged on the property under the said will of Richard Butcher (the father) (nos. WISTON/4116, WISTON/4117), conveyed the farm, 22, 23 Dec. 1778, in consideration of £900 and following opinion of counsel, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/4118-4120).

Abstract of title of Richard Butcher, reciting 30 Aug. 1745-22, 23 Dec. 1778, and schedule of title-deeds and writings.  WISTON/4121, 4122  c1778

Inventories and valuations, of Butcher's Farm, in Wiston.  WISTON/4123  29 Sept 1835, 19 Oct 1903

2 docs.

Tenement, orchard, garden and land in Wiston abutting E. and N.E. on King's highway, formerly part of lands called Ruddismill alias Rudismill (alias Lucas's Copyhold); from 1818, with parcel of land in Wiston, now used as an orchard, abutting W. on high road.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4124-4135  1769-1839

Contents:
Thomas Bennett of Ashington, husbandman, grandson and devisee under the will of Robert Smith, late of Wiston, husbandman, dec'd., conveyed the property, 17, 18 Oct. 1769, to William Rooke of Wiston, farmer (nos. WISTON/4124, WISTON/4125), who conveyed it (with bond to indemnify against dower), 12, 13 May 1777, to Richard Mitchell of Wiston, husbandman (nos. WISTON/4126-4128). William Mitchell, only son of said Richard, sold the property, 21, 22 Jan. 1818, to Edward Luckin of Wiston, yeo. (nos. WISTON/4129, WISTON/4130), who conveyed it, 27, 28 July 1830, to George (Thomas) Breach of Steyning, fellmonger (nos. WISTON/4131, WISTON/4132). Following a deed of covenant, 15 Sept. 1834 (no. WISTON/4133), the said George Breach conveyed the property, 22, 23 March 1839, to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., dec'd., in exchange for two tenements, stable, carthouse, shop, garden and premises in Back Lane, Steyning (nos. WISTON/4134, WISTON/4135).

Abstract of title of George Breach reciting 17, 18 Oct. 1769-27, 28 July 1830.  WISTON/4136  c1830

Cottage and land (3r. 2p.) in Wiston; cottage, garden, coppice, barn and lands (32a. 2r. 6p.) in Ashington called the Further Field, the Eight Acres, Little Meadow, Stocks Field, Lag, the Hanger and Chapel Field.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The following documents relate to property of which the description in 1854 is the one given Deeds earlier than this do not include land in Wiston but show the stages in development of the property as a whole.

Deeds  WISTON/4137-4144  1738-1854

Contents:
Ann Chitty of Milford in Witley, co. Surrey, widow, heir at law of Ann Badmering late of Wiston, spinster, dec'd., conveyed 1½a. of Buncton Moor, 17, 18 Nov. 1738, to Edward Luckin of Wiston, yeo., who (as is shown by the abuttals) already owned most of the adjoining land (nos. WISTON/4137-4139; with bond). The said Edward Luckin, to clear incumbrances on a tenement, backside and orchard in Horsham and on his five fields in Ashington, involved these properties, 18, 19 Jan. 1763, in a deed to lead the uses of a common recovery which was suffered in that Hilary Term (nos. WISTON/4140, WISTON/4141; release of conveyance missing). Following an affidavit, 7 Jan. 1854, of Charles Challen of Storrington, auctioneer, as to title (no. WISTON/4142), Edward Luckin of Thakeham, yeo. (grandson of said Edward Luckin), and Elizabeth, his wife, conveyed the property, 28 Jan. 1854, in consideration of £3,000, to the trustees, under the will of Charles Goring, late of Wiston, esq., dec'd. (nos. WISTON/4143, WISTON/4144; with marginal plan, showing area of Buncton Chapel).
(The abstract of title (no. WISTON/4145) notes that the release of 1763 'cannot be found'.)

Abstract of title of Edward Luckin reciting 17, 18 Nov. 1738-4 May 1848.  WISTON/4145  c1848

Messuage, barn, stable, granary, buildings and lands (100a.) called Gesses Farm; barn, buildings and land (35a.) formerly called Wheelers alias Parkers Copyhold (exclusive of the Flat Meadow); barn, yard and lands (46a.) called Potters Farm; all in Wiston and called by the general name of Gesses Farm (184a.).  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4146-4153  1773-1841

Contents:
The property was settled, 4, 6 Sept. 1773, on the intended marriage of Barnard Dickinson of Kingston upon Thames, co. Surrey, esq., and Elizabeth Goostrey of St. James, Westminster, co. Middx. (no. WISTON/4146; attested copy of release). Other property involved in the settlement includes the manor of Southease with Heighton, and Whites alias North House in Goring. There is an agreement, 3 Oct. 1831, for the lease of the property now called Gesses Gate, Wheelers Common and Potters, from Elizabeth Dickinson of Bowden Park, co. Wilts., widow, to Edward Luckin, jnr., of Wiston, yeo. (no. WISTON/4147). Under the will of the said Barnard Dickinson the freehold of the property became vested in his nephew, Ezekiel Harman of said Bowden Park, esq., who with Sarah, his wife, following declaration that his uncle and aunt died childless (certificates of burials of Elizabeth Dickinson and Jeremiah Harman, and a valuation of timber are also included) (nos. WISTON/4148-4150), conveyed the property, 15 Oct. 1841, in consideration of £4,181 3s. 6d., to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, late of Wiston, esq., dec'd. (nos. WISTON/4151, WISTON/4152; with deed of covenant for production of deeds). No. WISTON/4153 is a traced plan of the farm.

Abstract of title of Ezekiel Harman reciting 5 [recte 4], 6 Sept. 1773-2 April 1814.  WISTON/4154  c1814

Inventory and valuation, of tenant's dues on part of Guesses [sic] Farm.  WISTON/4155  8 Oct 1881

Piece of land (5a. 1r. 22p.) in Wiston called the Flat Meadow, part of a farm formerly called Wheelers alias Parkers Copyhold and now called Guesses Farm, abutting E. on other part of said farm, N. and W. on Fair Oak Farm.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
(The bundle label describes the Flat Meadow as 'Adjoining and forming part of Fairoak Farm in Wiston No. WISTON/221 on Tithe Map'.)

Deeds  WISTON/4156-4161  1841

Contents:
There is a declaration, 1 Oct. 1841, that Barnard and Elizabeth Dickinson died childless (no. WISTON/4156), certificate, 1 Oct. 1841, of the burials of Elizabeth Dickinson and Jeremiah Harman (no. WISTON/4157) and declaration, 27 Oct. 1841, that Jeremiah Harman died a bachelor (no. WISTON/4158). Ezekiel Harman of Bowden Park, co. Wilts., esq., and Sarah, his wife, conveyed the property, 14, 15 Oct. 1841, in consideration of £170, to William Westbrook Richardson of Findon Place, esq. (nos. WISTON/4159-4161; the lease for a year contains a covenant for production of deeds).

Abstract of title of William Westbrook Richardson, reciting 5, 6 Sept. 1773-14, 15 Oct. 1841.  WISTON/4162  1861

Tenement, farm and lands in Wiston called Fair Oak Farm; tenement, farm and lands in Wiston and West Grinstead called Woodmans Farm.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4163-4165  1777-1782

Contents:
There are copies of the inrollment, in the Court of Common Pleas, of a conveyance, 8 Feb. 1777, to create a tenant to the precipe, and of the ensuing common recovery, suffered in that Hilary Term, to the use of William Richardson of Goring, esq., eldest son and heir at law of William Westbrooke Richardson late of East Barnet, co. Herts., esq., dec'd. (nos. WISTON/4163, WISTON/4164). Other property involved in the recovery includes the manor and farm of East Ferring; Hitchingfield alias Slaughters Farm in Itchingfield; farm called Duggles Lake [Douglaslake] in Fittleworth; farm called Daggers Mead and Oziers in Arundel; rectory, tithes and advowson of Madehurst; Binsted Farms and Coppice; Soak Knowles [Sokenholes] Farm in Tillington; manor of Field or Knell alias Knole alias Field Place [in Goring]; rectory, tithes and advowson of Goring; Field Place, the Parsonage House, Whitehall and Court and Place Farms, all in Goring. No. WISTON/4165 is a letter, 4 Dec. 1782, from John Allen at Furnivals Inn to William Richardson at Kingswood in Findon regretting the apparent loss of the originals of the above deeds.

Abstract of title of William Westbrook Richardson, reciting 8 Feb. 1777-15, 16 March 1810.  WISTON/4166  1861

Four cottages, one of them in two tenements, with gardens, orchards and land, called Tidy's at Hole Street in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4167-4172  1807-1850

Contents:
John Baker of Wiston, farmer, assigned the cottages (then including a shop), 25 April 1807, to Philip Norris of Chancton [in Washington], yeo., for the residue of a term of 1,000 years, granted 10 Feb. 1712/3, by James Butler of Warminghurst Park, esq., to John Tidy of Wiston, husbandman (no. WISTON/4167). The said Philip Norris, by his will, 27 Nov. 1841, devised the property to trustees for sale (no. WISTON/4168) and, following a deed of disclaimer, 2 Sept. 1850, under the said will by Capt. Charles Seward, R.N., of Thursley, co. Surrey (no. WISTON/4169), the cottages were auctioned, 3 Sept. 1850, together with Goslings alias Goslands in West Grinstead (no. WISTON/4170; printed sale particulars). The Rev. John Goring bought the cottages for £366, and the residue of the said term was assigned to him, 15 Oct. 1850, with a note, of even date, from Thomas Woodward, authorizing him to receive the rents therefrom (nos. WISTON/4171, WISTON/4172).

Abstract of title reciting 25 April 1807 (with earlier recitals thereunder)-2 Sept. 1850.  WISTON/4173  c1850

Farm called Buncton (153a.) with messuages, barns and buildings in Wiston, Ashington and Washington; farm called Hawkin Sopers (75a.) with messuage, barn and buildings in Ashurst; small piece of Ashen Coppice abutting S. on turnpike road.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4174-4185  1819-1820

Contents:
The property was conveyed, 18, 19 Feb. 1820, in consideration of £6,155, from Sir Timothy Shelley of Field Place [in Warnham], bart., and Robert Parker of Bath, co. Somerset, esq., to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/4174, WISTON/4175). Associated with this conveyance, and all dated 19 Feb. 1820, are bonds and deeds to indemnify against former charges on the property (which deeds include a demise, by way of indemnity, of the manor of Sullington), assignment in trust for the residue of a term of 99 years, and a deed of covenant for the production of deeds (nos. WISTON/4176-4180). No. WISTON/4181 is a valuation of timber, 1819, and there is a memorandum with account and receipt for rent (nos. WISTON/4182-4184) and a bundle of related correspondence, 3 July 1819-6 June 1820 (no. WISTON/4185; 5 docs.).

Plan of Buncton Farm [undated] showing field distinguished in water-colour, and with table of reference.  WISTON/4186, 4187  [early 19th century]

7 x 10 in.

Abstract of title of Sir Timothy Shelley, reciting 16 July 1689-23 July 1817.  WISTON/4188  c1817

Cottage (in 1848, divided into two dwellings) with gardens and land (½a.) in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4189-4195  1734-1848

Contents:
The property was conveyed,7, 8 Jan. 1733/4, from John Smith of Ashurst, yeo., to William Ayling of Wiston, husbandman (nos. WISTON/4189, WISTON/4190), who, by his will, 20 Aug. 1788, devised the cottage to his dau., Alice Tugnut (no. WISTON/4191), who conveyed it, 1, 2 May 1810, to George Tugnut of Wiston, husbandman (nos. WISTON/4192, WISTON/4193). There is a bundle of receipts for quit-rent or Land Tax, 6 Oct. 1834-22 Nov. 1848 (no. WISTON/4194; 10 docs.). The said George Tugnut conveyed the property, 30 Dec. 1848, in consideration of £180, to the trustees under the will of Charles Goring, late of Wiston, esq., dec'd. (no. WISTON/4195).

Abstract of title of George Tugnut, reciting 7, 8 Jan. 1783/4-1, 2 May 1810.  WISTON/4196  c1810

Four cottages (in 1796, two newly erected tenements and a toft on which a cottage formerly stood) with outbuildings, gardens, orchards and lands (1r. 33p.) in Wiston.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4197-4200  1796-1843

Contents:
Henry Rook of Wiston, farmer, conveyed the property, 9, 10 Oct. 1796, to James Goodjer of Steyning, glazier (no. WISTON/4197; lease for a year missing) whose only child and heiress at law, Elizabeth, wife of John Cheesman of Steyning, gent., settled the cottages, 3 Jan. 1843, to such uses as she and her husband might appoint. Following a declaration, 26 Feb. 1852, as to the intestacy and issue of the said James Goodjer (no. WISTON/4198; with attached certificates), the said property was appointed, 5 March 1852, in consideration of £350, to the use of the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/4199) and there is a memorandum to this effect, to be endorsed on the said deed of 3 Jan. 1843 (no. WISTON/4200).

Abstract of title of John and Elizabeth Cheesman, reciting 9, 10 Oct. 1796-3 Jan. 1843.  WISTON/4201  c1843

Piece of ground (½a.) at W. end of the street called Old Street in Wiston (in 1863, with the cottage now standing thereon) abutting S. on highway from said Old Street to Ashington.  [no ref. or date]

George Richardson, snr., of Wiston, carpenter, conveyed the property, 26, 27 Nov. 1839, to George Richardson, jnr., of Steyning, carpenter (nos. WISTON/4202, WISTON/4203), who conveyed it, 18 Dec. 1863, in consideration of £60, to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston (no. WISTON/4204).  WISTON/4202-4204  1839-1863

Abstract of title reciting only nos. WISTON/4202, WISTON/4203.  WISTON/4205  c1839

Piece of land in Wiston with blacksmith's shop and buildings thereon.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4206-4210  1884-1916

Contents:
There is an agreement, 11 Oct. 1884, between Amos Carter of Hoeland in Bury, farmer, and Walter Wood of Ashington, blacksmith, for the latter to take the tenancy of the property (no. WISTON/4206). Mary Wells of Steyning, widow, sold the freehold of the property, 28 June 1886, to the said Walter Wood (no. WISTON/4207) and there is an abstract of her title, reciting from 18 July 1882 (no. WISTON/4208) and a mortgage, 16 July 1886, to secure £40, which is endorsed with reconveyance, 16 Jan. 1894 (no. WISTON/4209). Wood conveyed the property, 20 Sept. 1916, in consideration of £40, to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (no. WISTON/4210).

Abstract of title of Walter Wood, reciting 28 June 1886-16 Jan. 1894.  WISTON/4211  c1894

Release, in consideration of £20, from William Willett of [West] Chiltington, husbandman, and Dorothy, his wife, one of the daus. of Richard Whyte, late of Ashurst, dec'd., to William Whytebred of Ashurst, yeo., and Joan, his wife, only sister of the said Dorothy, in respect of the lands and tenements in Ashurst and Wiston [no details given] late of the said Richard Whyte and 'in due Accomplishment' of his will.  WISTON/4212  31 Aug 1581

Contents:
Witnesses: John Beenat, Thomas Louer, John Parson, John Welsone.

Conveyance in trust 'out of motherly love', from (a) Joan Bradfull, relict of Robert Bradfull late of Wiston, husbandman, dec'd., to (b) James Bull of Wappingthorn [in Steyning], yeo., and John Swifte of Steyning, blacksmith.  WISTON/4213  18 Aug 1598

Contents:
Messuages, lands, tenements, fields, meadows, pastures, woods, underwoods, rents, etc., in Wiston, late of Joan Angles, widow, dec'd., who devised them, by her will, 10 July 1589, to (a) and her husband, and their heirs, and, in failure of issue, to (a) and her heirs.
(b) to hold to the use of (a) for life, with remainder to Robert Bradfull, her son, and his heirs and assigns.
Witnesses: John Seagrowe, Thomas Parsone, Thomas Hughes, Walter Potter.

Assignment of extent from John Bennett, son of John Bennett, late of Wiston, yeo., dec'd., and exor. under his will, to Philip Bennett of Wiston, yeo.  WISTON/4214  20 Feb 1618/9

Contents:
Several parcels of land (20a.) in Wiston called Parkers Common, Wellmeade and Wellmeade Croft.
Recites that the property had been extended to the Crown in satisfaction of a debt from Sir Thomas Sherley, kt.
(cf nos. WISTON/4005-4024, to which bundle this deed appears to belong, although it was found among the title-deeds of Hole Street.)

Final concord. Thomas Parkhurst v. John Bennett.  WISTON/4215  Michaelmas Term 1627

Contents:
Messuage, barns, garden, 20a. land and 4a. pasture in Wiston.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £182, from Thomas Baldey of Warminghurst, yeo., to John Bishopp, jnr., of Ashington, yeo.  WISTON/4216  8 July 1652

Contents:
Two fields and closes of land (5a.) in Wiston called the Sweets abutting W. on highway from Fair Oak to Wiston Street, E. on lands of grantee, N. on house and lands of John Pollard, S. on Buncton Green; three closes and fields of land (22a.) in Wiston called the Fursomes and the Fursey Field and the Longe Crofte abutting W. and N. on lands of Robert Edsawe, gent., E. on lands of Henry Fuller, jnr., and Philip Bennett, S. on lands late of John Bennett, dec'd.

Final concord; with counterpart. Thomas Potter v. John Charman and Ann, his wife and Francis Osborn and Elizabeth, his wife.  WISTON/4217, 4218  Easter Term 1664

Contents:
Two parts of messuage, barn, garden, orchard, 10a. land, 8a. meadow and 10a. pasture in Wiston, to be divided into four parts.

Conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year missing), from (a)William Geering of Wyckham in Steyning, yeo., to (b) Thomas Lee of Wiston, yeo., to hold to uses in favour of Mary Geering, wife of (a) and dau. of John Barber, and Mary and Sarah Geering, their two children.  WISTON/4219  23, 24 Jan 1682/3

Contents:
Tenement, barns, gardens, orchards and lands (60a.) in Wiston called Potters, in occs. of Elizabeth Geering, widow (mother of (a)) and Henry Parson; two tenements, barns, gardens, orchard and several parcels of land in Goring called Davies and Sewells, in occs. of Mary Gurr, widow, and John Bread; two barns and lands (22a.) at Worthing in Broadwater, in occ. of John Monk.

Articles of agreement (with counterpart, and draft, 26 Dec 1818) for a lease from (a) Charles Goring, esq., Lord of the manor of Wiston, to (b) Luke Luckins of Ashurst, wheeler, for 20 years, at the yearly rent of 5s.  WISTON/4220, 4221  1 Nov 1819

Contents:
Piece of waste land (½a.) of the manor of Wiston, near the Stocks, and on which (b) has lately erected a wheeler's shop, abutting N. on highway from Abbots to Fair Oak, S. on land of Edward Luckins, brother of (b), E. on road into field of said Edward Luckin, W. on a stream.
(In the draft, Stocks is called Stocks Hill.)

Valuation, of properties of William Westbrook Richardson in Ashington, Wiston and Ashurst, including the Hook and Brown Hill Farms, both in Wiston and Ashington, the Jessops Farm in Ashurst and Wiston, and the Fair Oak and Woodmans Farms, both in Wiston.  WISTON/4222  9 May 1861

WOODMANCOTE  [no ref. or date]

Holmbush Farm  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The description of the property is the one under which the farm was conveyed to Goring. Earlier descriptions of property are listed separately, as they occur.
Tenement, barns, buildings, farm lands, arable, meadow, pasture and woodground (110a.) in Woodmancote and Edburton, called Holmebush, with crop of 1a. for hay in Perching Mead.

Demise for 1,000 years, in consideration of £140, from Thomas Berd of Woodmancote, yeo., to Richard Costedell of Bolney, yeo.  WISTON/4223  7 May 1593

Contents:
Lands and hereditaments (60a.) in Woodmancote called the Holmes, the Wayes and the Little Sands by the South, parcel of the manor of Wikensand, late in occ. of John Barnard, now in occ. of Thomas Chatfeild, abutting E. on Queen's highway called the Old Feild [sic], S. on land called Langfords, land of John Costedell, and land called the Holmes of William Popine, W. on land of Ralph Beeche called the Little Sands, N. on land of said Thomas Berd.
Witnesses: Nicholas Edwards, John Scutt, Robert Mercer, John Lyntott, the writer.

Mortgage in fee, for £534, from William Pockney of Woodmancote, yeo., to Thomas Beard of Woodmancote, yeo.  WISTON/4224  1 May 1640

Contents:
Lands and hereditaments (50a.) in Woodmancote called the South Holmes alias the Randalls Wood, the Moores, the Westfeild and the North Holmes, late parcel of the manor of Wickensand, in occ. of mortgagor, abutting S. on land called the Furseis and the Farnedowne, E. on lands called Langfords Land, N. on lands called the Wayes, with a little parcel of the Moores, the North Holmes and of the Little Sandes, W. on lands called the Brookefeildes.
Recites conveyance of the property, 18 Dec. 1589, from Thomas Beard, father of mortgagee, to William Pockney father of mortgagor.

Mortgage, by assignment of residue of above term, for £320, from George Luxford of Stuckles [Stuckholds] in Hurstpierpoint, gent., and Richard Costidell of Bolney, gent., to Thomas Beard of Woodmancote, gent.  WISTON/4225  30 May 1651

Contents:
Property as in no. WISTON/4223.

Release of equity of redemption in property as in no. WISTON/4224, from (a) William Pockney, now of Henfield, to (b) Thomas Beard.  WISTON/4226  3 Nov 1657

Contents:
Recites that (b) has paid £45 to William Pockney, son of (a), in trust to hold £30 to the use of (a), and £5 each of the use of Jane, wife of Thomas Smyth and Anne and Sarah Pockney, all daus. of (a).

Release of equity of redemption in property as in no. WISTON/4223, from Richard Costidell, in consideration of £5, to Thomas Beard.  WISTON/4227  3 July 1658

Deed to lead the uses of a fine between (a) Richard Costivell [sic] and Abigail, his wife, (b) Thomas Beard and (c) John Hills of Twineham, yeo.  WISTON/4228  28 May 1659

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I Property as in no. WISTON/4223.
II Two fields (6a.) in Bolney called Hicksted Fields, in occ. of Anthony Staply, esq.
I to enure to the use of (b); II to the use of (c).

Mortgage, by demise, for 1,000 years, for £300, from Thomas Beard, snr., of Hurstpierpoint, esq., to Matthew White of Horsham, gent.  WISTON/4229  3 Nov 1685

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Messuage, barn, outhouses, buildings, farm and lands (100a.) in Woodmancote, called Holmbush.

Further charge of £55 on property as mortgaged in no. WISTON/4229.  WISTON/4230  5 April 1693

Conveyance (lease and release), in consideration of £600, of property as in no. WISTON/4229 (but subject to that mortgage) from Thomas Beard, snr. and jnr., both of Hurstpierpoint, to Elizabeth Stone of Charlwood, co. Surrey, widow.  WISTON/4231, 4232  1, 2 Oct 1698

Assignment of residue of above term (see no. WISTON/4229) from Matthew White, in consideration of £424, to Henry Johnson of Charlwood, in trust for Elizabeth Stone and to attend the inheritance.  WISTON/4233  30 Nov 1698

Continuing deeds  WISTON/4234-4243  1704-1787

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There is a receipt, 18 Dec. 1704, from Thomas Easson of Catsfield, yeo., surviving exor. under the will, 1667, of Thomas Beard of Wick in Woodmancote, gent., dec'd., to Elizabeth Stone, for £200, which, under the terms of the said will (of which an extract is present, with opinion of counsel), was to be laid out in the purchase of lands for the use of the poor of Woodmancote and Albourne (nos. WISTON/4234-4236). On the death of Elizabeth Stone, the farm descended to her dau., Catherine, widow of Thomas Beard, jnr., whose only son, Ralph Beard, also of Hurstpierpoint, wished to clear incumbrances with a common recovery. Other properties in the deeds, 9, 10 Feb. 1738/9, to lead the uses of the recovery, are Newhouse and Lichfield (80a.), the Church Crofts alias the Church Lands (12a.), Stammerham (50a.), and Wyatts and Edes (46a.) all in Rusper (nos. WISTON/4237, WISTON/4238). There is a lease for a year, 25 Jan. 1739/40, from Ralph Beard to Richard Russell of South Malling, doctor (no. WISTON/4239). On the evidence of two so-called 'abstracts of title', which are in fact schedules of deeds from 7 May 1592 [recte 1593], no. WISTON/4239 would appear to be part of a mortgage (nos. WISTON/4240, WISTON/4241), but this is not mentioned as an incumbrance in the conveyance of the farm, 4, 5 April 1787, from the four daus. of the said Ralph Beard, to Charles Goring, in consideration of £1,200 (nos. WISTON/4242, WISTON/4243).

Inventory and valuation, of the cultivation on part of the Holmbush Farm from the Rev. John Goring to J. Grover; with covering letter, 4 Dec. 1903.  WISTON/4244, 4244A  4 Feb 1885

Langfords alias Little Holmbush Farm.  [no ref. or date]

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The description is the one under which the property was conveyed to Goring. Earlier descriptions of property are catalogued as they occur.
Tenement or farm house in Woodmancote called Langfords alias Little Holmbush and now also used as a public house, known by the sign of the Holmbush; with barns, stables, yards and buildings and several parcels of arable, meadow, pasture and woodland (46a.) belonging.

Conveyance (bargain and sale), in consideration of £120, from Thomas Berd of Wykensand in Woodmancote, yeo., to William Costedell of Twineham, husbandman.  WISTON/4245  7 Dec 1591

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Messuage, lands and hereditaments (40a.) in Woodmancote called Langfords, in occ. of Richard Pouckney, abutting S. on lands of Lord Mountague, E. on Poynings Common, W. on land of William Pouckney called Westfeild, N. on lands of grantor called the Wayes.
Witnesses: Richard Costedell, John Payne, John Lyntot.

Bond in £200  WISTON/4246  7 Dec 1591

Quitclaim of their interest in the property, from Edward Covert of Twineham, gent., Thomas Berd of Woodmancote, yeo., and John Lyntot of Bolney, to William Costedell.  WISTON/4247  20 Dec 1591

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Witnesses: George Blowett, John Burtinshawe.

Mortgage, by demise for 5 years, for £30, from John Costidile of Woodmancote, yeo., to John Hasulgrove of Woodmancote, yeo.  WISTON/4248  21 Dec 1615

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Croft called Woodcrofte (7a.) in Woodmancote, parcel of Lanckford [sic], at the N. side of Page Bushes and at the S. side of the horseway thereunto.

Will, 27 July 1638, and probate, 1 Sept. 1638, of John Costidile of Woodmancote, devising his house and lands in that parish to his wife, Joan, for life, with remainder to trustees for sale.  WISTON/4249  27 Jul, 1 Sep 1638

Will, of John Hill of Nutknowle in Woodmancote, yeo., devising Langfords to his son Peter Hill.  WISTON/4250  2 March 1697/8

Continuing deeds  WISTON/4251-4275  1706-1829

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No. WISTON/4251 is a copy of the will, 18 Dec. 1706, of John Hill of Woodmancote, yeo., but Langfords is not mentioned in any devise. There are two summons to witnesses to testify, 5 Oct. 1713 and 1 Oct. 1733, at Quarter Sessions in Arundel and Petworth, respectively (nos. WISTON/4252, WISTON/4253). The former document contains no names, while the latter refers to a case between the inhabitants of Woodmancote and Henfield concerning the settlement of one John Holder; the connection of either summons, or of no. WISTON/4251, with the rest of this bundle is not apparent. The property was mortgaged, 6 July 1776, 29 Nov. 1777 and 2 July 1779 (with bond), from Peter Hill of Woodmancote, yeo., to James Souch of Poynings, miller, or James Souch, his son (nos. WISTON/4254-4258). On the death of Peter Hill, a letter, 26 Aug. 1780, concerning letters of administration of his effects, was sent to Mary Hill, his widow (no. WISTON/4259), who attorned tenant, 5 Sept. 1780, to James Souch, her late husband's mortgagee (no. WISTON/4260). There is a similar attornment, 18 Sept. 1780, of Edward Hill of West Grinstead, coachman (no. WISTON/4261), with a memorandum, of even date, promising to pay to the said Mary Hill the full value of such articles in Little Holmbush as she has a right to sell (no. WISTON/4262). Charles Field of Horsham, yeo., and Jane, his wife (only child of said Peter Hill) conveyed the farm, 27, 28 Sept. 1799, to Thomas Lidbetter of Bramber, gent., in trust for John Gates of Henfield, gent., and there is a receipt for £5 of the consideration money (nos. WISTON/4263-4265). James Souch of Edburton, yeo., assigned the residue of the mortgage term, 30 March 1801, to the said John Gates, to merge (no. WISTON/4266), and, of even date, is a statement of the account between Souch and Peter Hill's estate (no. WISTON/4267). No. WISTON/4268 is an abstract of a settlement, 4 Sept. 1823, on the intended marriage of Richard Gates of Henfield, gent., and Lucy Smyth of Chiddingfold, co. Surrey, spinster, which barred the said Lucy from dower in the property of her intended husband. There are many documents, 1827-9, seeking to confirm the title of Richard Gates to the property, and these include extracts from the parish registers of Horsham (1799), Woodmancote (1684, 1737-1780) and Henfield (1788, 1800), and a bundle of correspondence (nos. WISTON/4269-4272; 13 docs.). The property was conveyed, 2, 3 Oct. 1829, with a bond of indemnity, from the said Richard Gates of Marshall Vale in Bramley, co. Surrey, esq., in consideration of £1,077 10s. 0d. to Charles Goring of Wiston, esq. (nos. WISTON/4273-4275).

Abstract of title of Richard Gates reciting 2 March 1697/8-4 May 1809.  WISTON/4276  c1809

Messuage and pieces of arable, meadow, pasture and woodland (field names given; c. 80a.) at the hamlet of Fulking in Edburton and Woodmancote, and called by the general name of Brookfields and Lots; until 1860, copyhold of the manor of Perching.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4277-4299  1754-1859

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The two earliest documents are copies of 'The Marks of Edburton Church Yard according to the Antient account as it was agreed and appointed by the Churchwardens and chief Parishioners. .. 15 May 1754', giving the amount of the church fence provided by each Landowner (nos. WISTON/4277, WISTON/4278). No. WISTON/4279 is a copy of the will, 29 March 1801, of Richard Keyse Salter of Stopham, yeo., who bequeathed an annuity, out of his property in the manor of Perching, to his wife, Hannah (no. WISTON/4279); his son, Richard Keyse Salter of Bignor, yeo., following a release of widow's bench from his mother and an estimate of timber and acreage, sold the property to Josias Woolger of Steyning, shopkeeper, who was admitted, 3 April 1824 (nos. WISTON/4280-4283). There is an abstract of Salter's title, reciting 5 July 1762-22 Nov. 1823 (no. WISTON/4284). Josias Woolger leased the property, 14 March 1825, to James Stevens of Fulking in Edburton, farmer (nos. WISTON/4285, WISTON/4286; with bill of costs) and there is another valuation of timber, c. 1829 (no. WISTON/4287). By his will, 25 Jan. 1841, the said Josias Woolger devised the property to his son, Richard Woolger (no. WISTON/4288) who was admitted, 26 Aug. 1844, and mortgaged the property the same day to Elizabeth Putland of Willingdon, widow (nos. WISTON/4289, WISTON/4290; with note as to admission costs). There is an agreement for the lease of the property, 24 June 1845, to Levi Lelliott of Woodmancote, yeo. (nos. WISTON/4291-4293; with copy and draft). No. WISTON/4294 is a warrant from Elizabeth Putland to vacate the conditional surrender made to her, and it is followed by a mortgage, 3 Dec. 1850, to Ann Burtenshaw of Cuckfield, spinster (no. WISTON/4295) which was vacated, 7 June 1852 (no. WISTON/4296). The Rev. John Goring of Wiston agreed to buy the property for £1,550 and following a deed of covenant, 9 June 1852, it was surrendered to his use the following day (nos. WISTON/4297, WISTON/4298), and he was admitted 14 Nov. 1859 (no. WISTON/4299).

Abstracts of title of Richard Woolger, reciting 5 July 1762-29 Sept. 1780, and 29 March 1801-3 Dec. 1850 respectively; no. WISTON/4300 should be compared with no. WISTON/4284.  WISTON/4300, 4301  1852

Enfranchisement (with marginal plan and schedule) to the Rev. John Goring, in consideration of £685, of Bramlands (42a.) in Woodmancote, and 28½a., part of Brookfield and Lots.  WISTON/4302  2 March 1860

Ephemeral papers, separated from the above documents because not required to prove title. They include a sale particular, 20 Aug. 1823, and an agreement, 11 May 1852, for the purchase of the property by the Rev. John Goring.  WISTON/4303  1823-1852

Messuage (by 1830, 'or site of a messuage') and lands in Woodmancote, called Bramlands; until 1860 (see no. WISTON/4302), copyhold of the manor of Perching.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4304-4319  1747-1849

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Thomas Marchant of Edburton, yeo., having been admitted to the property, 5 Oct. 1747, on the death of his father, William Marchant (no. WISTON/4304), devised it, by his will, 9 Nov. 1793, to his son, John Marchant (no. WISTON/4305), subject to the payment of certain legacies, for which there are receipts, 31 Dec. 1800-24 March 1804 (nos. WISTON/4306-4309). John Marchant mortgaged the property, 8 Jan. 1829, to John Borrer of Portslade, esq., and there is a warrant, 14 Jan. 1829 (with covering note), to vacate an earlier mortgage to James Wood of Brook in Cowfold, gent. (nos. WISTON/4310-4312). Following affidavits, 18 and 26 March 1830, a declaration as to timber rights, and a deed of covenant as to title (nos. WISTON/4313-4316), Mary Goring was admitted to the property, 12 April 1830, on the surrender by John Marchant (no. WISTON/4317). There is a declaration by her that the purchase was made on behalf of her son, John Goring (no. WISTON/4318), who was admitted 4 June 1849 (no. WISTON/4319).

Abstract of title of John Marchant reciting 5 Oct. 1747-8 Jan. 1829.  WISTON/4320  c1829

35a., part of Wick Farm, in Woodmancote, and 10a., part of Allen's and Griffin's Farms in West Grinstead.  [no ref. or date]

Deeds  WISTON/4321-4325  1829 - 1873

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This property was conveyed, 1 May 1873, from Peter Robert, [4th] Baron Gwydyr, and William Tomline of 5 Whitehall Gardens, co., Middx., esq., to trustees under the will of Charles Goring, esq., in exchange for part of the Highlands Farm, in West Grinstead. Associated with this conveyance (which has marginal plans), are copies (1829) of affidavits to verify the pedigree of Thomas Groom(e) and the intestacy of Charles Groom, his father (required for the title to Allen's and Griffin's Farms), extracts, with tracing, from rent charge apportionments, 1841 and 1864, of West Grinstead, and deed of covenant, 1 May 1873, to produce deeds.

Abstract of title of Sir Percy Burrell and his trustees, reciting 24 March 1783-[blank] Aug. 1870.  WISTON/4326  1872

Conveyance (lease and release; lease for a year missing), from (a) Thomas Beard, snr., of Hurstpierpoint, esq., Lord of the Manor of Wickensands, to (b) John Payne of Woodmancote, husbandman, and Mary, his wife, only dau. of Elizabeth Furlong, late of Woodmancote, widow.  WISTON/4327  [25], 26 Aug 1685

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Cottage, 'long since erected' upon the waste of the manor of Wickensand at a place called Heathenthorne in Woodmancote with an enclosed garden plot (1r.) and backside.
Recites that 'one West', father of said Elizabeth Furlong, was formerly possessed of the property, which, after his death, descended to the said Elizabeth, who, 4 Aug. 1665, settled the property to the use of herself, for life, with remainder to (b), and their heirs. Debate arose as to whether the cottage was in the said manor and it became very ruinous and 'likely to fall', whereupon it was repaired by the said John Payne.
The conveyance is made subject to a nominal rent and heriot and normal manorial services of freeholders.

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